Exterior fixes to the monument, which was damaged by an earthquake in 2011, are about 80 percent complete, and internal work is 30 percent done. The National Park Service expects to reopen the site to visitors by spring 2014.
Oct. 31, 2013 The $15 million repair project has included scaffolding with decorative lights. The external skeleton will begin coming down Nov. 12. Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post Buy Photo