WASHINGTON -- After declaring the Washington Monument structurally sound on Monday afternoon, the National Park Service released video footage from inside the monument during the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the region Aug. 23.
In one of the three grainy security camera videos, large pieces of debris can be seen falling as visitors rush down a narrow staircase. The monument is currently closed as it undergoes repairs. The obelisk will also require winterization to prevent further damage as colder weather approaches.
There's no timetable for reopening the popular tourist landmark at this time.