Washington Monument

Workers can be seen standing on scaffolding near the top of the Washington Monument on the Mall in 1999. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Scaffolding Going Up Around 555-Foot-Tall Washington Monument

Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.


U.S. Park rangers walk on the National Mall near the Washington Monument (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Earthquake Enthusiasts Rumbling About Lingering Effects Of Quake

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.


credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Washington Monument Didn’t Sink After Earthquake

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.


(photo credit: mountvernon.org)

Familiarize With Founders: Important Places To The People Who Built DC

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.


U.S. Park rangers walk on the National Mall near the Washington Monument (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thousands Expected For March In DC Ahead Of Global AIDS Conference

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.


credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Scaffolding At Washington Monument Could Remain Into 2014

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.


(credit: Thinkstock)

Car Overturns Near Washington Monument In 4-Vehicle Crash

A car overturned in downtown Washington near the Washington Monument, snarling stragglers in Tuesday mornings commute.


credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

D.C. Considers Easing Height Restrictions On Buildings

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.


Credit: OLIN + Weiss/Manfredi for Constitution Gardens

National Mall Nonprofit Selects Finalists In Redesign Competition

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.


credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Did Earthquake Cause Washington Monument To Tilt?

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?





Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,836 other followers