12 May 2014

WASHINGTON MOMUMENT OPENS TODAY AFTER YEARS OF EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS

WASHINGTON POST ON WASHINGTON MOMUMENT  full article

Engineers have spent nearly 1,000 days on an extensive analysis and restoration of what was once the tallest structure in the world. A 5.8-magnitude quake in August 2011 caused widespread damage. It shook some stones loose and caused more than 150 cracks. From massive scaffolding built around the monument after the quake, engineers and stone masons made repairs stone by stone.

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