Engineers have completed their inspection of the Washington Monument’s exterior following damage from an earthquake.
The National Park Service says engineers are resuming their inspection of the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument.
The National Park Service and an engineering firm inspecting earthquake damage on the Washington Monument have suspended their operations because of the weather.
National Park Service officials say engineers have completed an inspection of earthquake damage at the pyramid-like top of the Washington Monument.
An engineer who is part of a four-member team inspecting the exterior of the Washington Monument said Thursday that the job is the highlight of her career.
A team of engineers harnessed to ropes began a daredevil inspection of the Washington Monument on Wednesday that will include them rappelling down the obelisk to look for damage from last month’s earthquake.
Some heart-stopping work is underway on top of the Washington Monument. Damaged in the August 5.8 magnitude earthquake, the centerpiece of the National Mall needs repairs.
A major tourist attraction in D.C. will remain closed.
Baltimore celebrates its16th book festival this weekend in the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. On Friday, Sept. 23, at noon, the free festival kicks off at Monument and Charles Streets and runs until Sunday at 7 p.m. More than 100 nationally renowned, celebrity and local authors will be featured according to the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, which produces the festival.
The National Park Service says engineers sealed cracks in the Washington Monument from last week’s earthquake ahead of Hurricane Irene but have discovered water inside that may indicate additional leaks.
Stones, tiles and plaster came crashing down from landmarks around Washington, D.C., and a nearby nuclear power plant shut down during Tuesday’s surprisingly strong earthquake that rattled buildings over hundreds of miles along the East Coast. The region’s infrastructure and communications networks were tested and generally appeared to have held up well.
Authorities say 16 people have been rescued from a stuck elevator inside the Washington Monument.