washington monument

Washington Monument Reopens
With more than 150 cracks patched and repaired in its white marble, the Washington Monument is reopening for the first time since a 2011 earthquake caused widespread damage.
Surveyors Checking the Height of the Washington Monument
Surveyors are checking to make sure the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 and one-eighth inches tall.
The survey is being conducted by the National Geodetic Survey and is the first of its kind since 1999. Surveyors can only access the peak of the monument to check the height when it's cov…