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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

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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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Baltimore’s Washington Monument Lights Up For The Holidays

In Mount Vernon Thursday night, holiday spirit lit up the sky with the much-anticipated lighting of the Washington Monument.

12/01/2011

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Md. Monuments To Go Blue For World Diabetes Day

Two of Baltimore’s most recognizable monuments are being illuminated with blue lights in honor of World Diabetes Day.

11/14/2011

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Earthquake Hero: Park Ranger Says She Was ‘Terrified’ As Washington Monument Shook

Imagine the terror felt by tourists inside at the very top of the Washington Monument on that quiet summer afternoon when the earth shook.

11/03/2011

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Thousands Rally In D.C. For Easier Access To Jobs

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.

10/15/2011

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Efforts Underway To Repair National Cathedral After Quake Damage

It is a delicate operation, yet engineers and stone masons say they’re making significant progress in repairing the National Cathedral.

10/13/2011

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Engineers Finish Inspection Of Washington Monument

Engineers have completed their inspection of the Washington Monument’s exterior following damage from an earthquake.

10/05/2011

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Engineers Resume Inspection Of Washington Monument

The National Park Service says engineers are resuming their inspection of the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument.

10/03/2011

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