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For the first time in 80 years, scientists are posting equipment at the peak of the Washington Monument to measure the obelisk's height.
Two years after a major earthquake shook Virginia and Washington, D.C., researchers are still investigating the chance of another major quake in our region.
Most birds don't fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn't stop a group of government officials and philanthropists from clipping themselves into harnesses and climbing to the tip to see the obelisk's cracked stones.
An earthquake in Virginia confirmed by the U.S. Geological survey is the spawn of a massive quake that rocked the region about two years ago.
A heightened view from repair crews hanging off the top of the Washington Monument is captivating viewers.
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What do you do when one of the great monuments to democracy is encased in unsightly wood and metal scaffolding? You make it sparkle.
Crews are rising scaffolding at a rate of about 10-feet each day around the Washington Monument.
The park service announced Wednesday that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass., has been chosen for the $15 million project.