Washington Monument Ceremonial Lighting, Ongoing Quake Repairs


Work is still underway at the Washington Monument, but tonight (07/08) they're taking time out to mark the progress that has been made toward restoration.

The landmark obelisk is being bathed in light. The decorative blue-grey scrim that surrounds the Monument will be lit to make the Monument appear to glow in the dark.

Congress provided money to begin restoration, and that was matched by a private gift of seven-point-five million dollars from philanthropist David Rubenstein.

The work involves structural repairs that include matching the marble blocks of the Monument, which stands five hundred-55 feet and weighs 90-thousand tons.

The Monument is supposed to reopen in Spring, 2014.

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