Washington Monument post-earthquake photos...

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Washington Monument post-earthquake photos...

Postby Kevin » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:54 am

The Washington Monument and its needed repairs are in the news again, as the Interior Department announces a big gift to help pay for repairs of the recent earthquake damage - so here are some photos of the damage inspection work underway last fall - plus a couple of other pics of the world's tallest freestanding masonry tower last fall - its glory generally undimmed.

Billionaire to Donate $7.5 Million to Repair Washington Monument - AP at New York Times, 2012.0118
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01 ... ument.html

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The engineer is on rope about halfway up the 555-foot-tall tower.

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That's a lot of pieces of stone to look at.

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Back on the ground after a long day of climbing - one of the last, October 3, 2011.

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A cracked and shifted stone is visible a little above the center of the inclined face.

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Still awesome, November 13, 2011.

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Sunset at the Washington Monument, October 15, 2011

Design chosen by competition, 1836 (and later modified)
Architect, Roberts Mills
Construction from 1848 to 1885
Damaged by 5.8-magnitude earthquake on August 23, 2011
55 feet at the base, 555 feet tall
http://www.GreatBuildings.com/buildings ... ument.html
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