Washington Monument inspection ends


Emma Cardini, right, and Dan Gach are part of the team of inspectors examining each stone of the Washington Monument. (Marvin Joseph/WASHINGTON POST)

Daniel J. Lemieux, an architect with the firm of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., which has been conducting the inspection, said the external examination was completed about 9:45 am.

Lemieux’s team, using mountain-climbing gear, has been examining each exterior stone in the monument to check for damage. The monument is closed indefinitely in the wake of the 5.8 magnitude Aug. 23 earthquake.

Moderate damage has been found, mostly near the top, because the tip of the monument was the part that shook the most. Lemieux said the National Park Service must now decide on a timetable for repairs. The inspection began last week.

Mike is a general assignment reporter who also covers Washington institutions and historical topics.

local

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

local

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters