Surveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall.
The National Park Service says crews will begin removing the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument starting in less than two weeks.
The names of the places are sadly familiar: Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Nickel Mines, Penn. After mass shootings made each of those names synonymous with tragedy, officials demolished, closed or altered the buildings where the killings took place to soften painful associations, especially among survivors.
Five bridges in the nation’s capital, including the heavily traveled Frederick Douglass Bridge over the Anacostia River, are categorized by federal highway officials as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” but District of Columbia officials say they’ve already fixed one and replaced another.
Another setback for an American treasure—the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Two years after an earthquake cracked and crumbled parts of the structure, the cost of repairs has grown to $26 million.
Metro says it’s closing several stations on the red line for weekend work.
The D.C. Water utility says a sinkhole that has closed a major intersection in downtown Washington will require complex repairs.
It’s a view of the Washington Monument in D.C. like you’ve never seen before. This week crews topped off the scaffolding needed to fix damage caused by 2011′s earthquake.
Metro says workers have repaired a cracked rail on the red line and delays should dissipate as rush hour winds down.
Workers at Courthouse East are still cleaning up the mess left behind by a leaky pipe.
After months of repairs following the East Coast earthquake, Baltimore’s historic Basilica is set to reopen–just in time for Easter.
Repairs are being made to a water main that broke in Chevy Chase and resulted in water use restrictions.