Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.
Earthquake specialists are meeting on the National Mall today to discuss the lingering effects of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake experienced one year ago today.
The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyors said in a report released Tuesday.
This summer, enjoy DC’s rich history, culture and entertainment by walking in the shoes of the founding fathers with visits to the National Monument, Mt. Vernon, L’Enfant Plaza and Dupont and Logan Circles.
The “Keep the Promise” march, which is set to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern time at the Washington Monument, is being organized by the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Repairs to the Washington Monument will require massive scaffolding to be built around the 555-foot obelisk and may keep it closed into 2014 after it was damaged by an earthquake last year.
A car overturned in downtown Washington near the Washington Monument, snarling stragglers in Tuesday mornings commute.
A leading House Republican is talking to District of Columbia leaders about easing the height restrictions that have limited buildings in the nation’s capital to about 12 stories for more than a century.
For months architects have been vying for the opportunity to redesign the National Mall, including areas near the Capital, Washington Monument and Constitution Gardens, and now its down to just 12 finalists.
The Washington Monument cracked and crumbled when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the nation’s capital last August. But did it sink or tilt?