Washington Monument to Reopen on May 12

Posted on March 26, 2014

Contractors conduct exterior assessment on the Washington Monument


The Washington Monument is set to reopen on May 12th. It has been closed since the 2011 earthquake. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the monument. The photograph above shows contracters from WJE conducting exterior assessment of the monument in September, 2011. Some of the damage included cracks in marble panels and spalling of the corners of the pyramidion panels. Vertical cracks were also found in the tie beams in the "F" course of the pyramidion. A detailed report on the damage was published here. Take a look:



Photo: National Park Service
More from Shoppers Shop


  • Toys R Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection But Will Keep Stores Open for 2017 Holidays


  • Lady Gaga Named Tudor Watches Brand Ambassador


  • Ariana Grande Partners With Reebok




  • Apple Adds Built-in Cellular With Apple Watch Series 3


  • Apple Unveils iPhone X with Face ID and All-Screen Display


  • Richard Branson Says Necker Island Completely Devastated by Hurricane Irma


  • The Latest Fashion Sales and Deals