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Washington Monument Repairs

Washington Monument Reopens After Earthquake

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washingto...

The Washington Monument Is Finally Reopening

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Mo...

It's About Time!

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years du...

LOOK: How Illuminating!

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower's glow...

How Long Will It Take Just To Build The Scaffolding?

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.07.2013 | DC

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

Washington Monument Quake Repair Work Takes Big Step Forward

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument's earthquake damage, though it ma...

$7.5 Million Donation For Washington Monument Repairs

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that's needed to start repairing cracks nea...