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Report Details Damage To Washington Monument

The earthquake-damaged Washington Monument has extensive cracking and chipped stones near its peak that left it highly vulnerable to rainfall, and inspectors found cracks and loose stones along the entire length of the 555-foot structure, according to a report released Thursday by the National Park Service.


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Series Of Events Planned At Reopened Cathedral

The Washington National Cathedral is open again, and a number of events are being held at the
earthquake-damaged building.


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Engineer: Monument Rappel Inspection A Career High

An engineer who is part of a four-member team inspecting the exterior of the Washington Monument said Thursday that the job is the highlight of her career.