Washington Monument Earthquake Damage Worse Than First Thought (PHOTOS)
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The monument has been closed indefinitely for further inspection and repairs, which will take at least a few weeks, according to The Washington Times.
Robert Vogel, superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial, said in a statement: “The Washington Monument is one of America’s most important landmarks, and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that it is restored completely and correctly."
The monument was not the only structure affected. The National Cathedral sustained damage worth an estimated millions in repairs.