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.
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.
The Maryland Park Service says visitors to Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro may find the viewing platform closed this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Mount Vernon Thursday night, holiday spirit lit up the sky with the much-anticipated lighting of the Washington Monument.
Two of Baltimore’s most recognizable monuments are being illuminated with blue lights in honor of World Diabetes Day.
Imagine the terror felt by tourists inside at the very top of the Washington Monument on that quiet summer afternoon when the earth shook.
Thousands of people led by the Rev. Al Sharpton rallied Saturday near the Washington Monument, where speakers called for easier job access and decried the gulf between rich and poor before the crowd marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The rally was intended to drum up support for President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, which died Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.