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A monumental security issue

The iconic obelisk in the nation's capital presents a security issue; currently, the method of screening individuals who want inside the Washington Monument involves an unsightly temporary security hut. The National Park Service is offering five ideas for a permanent replacement facility that are open for public comment.

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Commentary: Washington Monument presents a monumental security issue
Article | The Washington Monument is unlike any other in the capital, so austere and abstract that creating security arrangements for it has dogged the National Park Service for a decade. Fortunately, plans to build a large, underground visitors center, floated in 1993 and renewed in the security panic aft...
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Commentary: Washington Monument security plan didn't allow for public opinion
Article | What was the mood in the room Monday night, when the National Park Service solicited public input on major changes to the security design of the Washington Monument? Impossible to say.

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