Washington Monument Will Go Dark on Sunday

November 1, 2013

The Washington Monument will be illuminated for the final time this Sunday, as the National Park Service prepares to remove the scaffolding from the obelisk. In a release, NPS says the exterior work to repair the earthquake-damaged monument is 80 percent done, while interior work is 30 percent completed: “Numerous ‘Dutchman’ repairs – more than 150 – were made and cracks filled at the top of the structure, where most of the damage occurred.” Removal of the scaffolding will begin during the week of November 11 and will take three months to complete.

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