Washington Monument quake damage: Engineers rappel the structure (LIVE VIDEO)


This photo shows some of the damage to the interior of the Washington Monument. (Carol Johnson/National Park Service)

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The operation comes after the Park Service posted a surveillance video taken during the earthquake from the monument’s observation deck. The video shows panicked visitors running for cover as debris falls from the ceiling:

The Park Service has spent about $200,000 so far on the inspection.

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