Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.
Last month’s earthquake destroyed several buildings in Highlandtown. One of them was home to a man who’d lived there for 91 years.
Inspectors have now determined most of the federal buildings and landmarks in Washington D.C. are structurally sound, but few, including the Washington Monument have been deemed unsafe.
The Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity Annapolis experienced minor damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake. Repairs are being made to all impacted areas. Midshipman routine and the overall Naval Academy mission are not affected.