Washington Monument

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 (AP)

Washington Monument to reopen after nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused […]

05/12/2014

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Washington Monument to reopen after nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused […]

05/11/2014

Washington Monument worker with ropes

Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake. The park service says the remaining […]

03/25/2014

This aerial photo made using a fisheye lens shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit at dusk from Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The F1 race is slated for September 21-23. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

10 Things to See: A week of top photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments the editors think you should see. […]

09/19/2013

Washington Monument worker with ropes

From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The towering marble symbol of the nation’s capital is chipped, cracked and closed, though will soon be pieced back together by engineers working delicately across the Washington Monument’s surface. Some gashes in […]

06/07/2013

Scaffolding completed around Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is now covered in scaffolding from top to bottom. The completion of the scaffolding on Monday is a milestone in the $15 million project to repair the monument, which […]

05/15/2013

Contractor chosen for Washington Monument repair

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument’s earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site. Perini […]

09/26/2012

Washington Monument didn't sink after earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyors said in a report released Tuesday. The upper portion of the […]

08/21/2012

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