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Study: Earthquake Damage To Monument Unlikely

A seismic assessment of the Washington Monument has concluded that it’s “extremely unlikely” another earthquake in the next two millennia will damage the monument any more than last year’s 5.8-magnitude quake.

08/24/2012

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Authorities Educating Marylanders On Safety After August 2011 Earthquake

Odds are, you remember where you were exactly one year ago today. August 23, 2011 is when Maryland was rocked by the largest earthquake in living memory.

08/23/2012

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Washington Monument Didn’t Sink After Earthquake

Government surveyors have found that the Washington Monument did not sink further into the ground as a result of last year’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

08/22/2012

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Washington Monument To Be Closed For A Year And A Half For Repairs

It may have stood up to last summer’s big East Coast earthquake, but the Washington Monument still needs a lot of help.

07/10/2012

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Washington Monument Repairs Require Huge Scaffold

Repairs to the Washington Monument will require massive scaffolding to be built around the 555-foot obelisk and may keep it closed into 2014 after it was damaged by an earthquake last year, the National Park Service said Monday.

07/09/2012

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Finalists Emerge To Redesign National Mall Sites

Lakeside gardens, dining rooms hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions at the foot of the Washington Monument have emerged as finalists in a design competition to overhaul neglected sites on the National Mall.

04/09/2012

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Work Slated For Western Md.’s Washington Monument

The Maryland Park Service says visitors to Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro may find the viewing platform closed this month.

04/06/2012

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Engineers Studying Washington Monument’s Shift & Tilt Due To August Quake

Seven months after an unexpected earthquake shook the East Coast, two national treasures are still in bad shape. The Washington Monument and the National Cathedral both have major structural damage.

03/14/2012

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

Obama To Join Black History Museum Groundbreaking

President Barack Obama and former first lady Laura Bush will celebrate the groundbreaking for a new national museum showcasing black life, art and history on the National Mall.

02/16/2012

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Businessman To Donate $7.5M For Washington Monument Repairs

A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake.

01/19/2012

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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.

12/23/2011

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Engineers Report Washington Monument Needs Major Repairs Due To Quake Damage

Dangerously damaged. A team of engineers releases its report on the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. rocked by an earthquake in September. And the results are disturbing.

12/22/2011

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