Problems that have plagued the elevator in the Washington Monument over the past week or so have prompted a decision to temporary suspend public tours of the monument so technicans can "perform a thorough evaluation of the elevator" with hopes of uncovering the cause of recent breakdowns.
Though the flying of unmanned drones has been banned in national parks for some time by the National Park Service, and by federal law in Washington, D.C., that hasn't stopped pilots from trying to skirt the regulations or the law.
After nearly three years of being closed for repairs to fix cracks the Washington Monument sustained from an August 2011 earthquake, the iconic monolith was scheduled to reopen to the public today.
When the National Park Service finalizes its visitation numbers for last year, don't be surprised to hear there was a decline from the 283 million tally made in 2012.
Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein has donated $7.5 million in matching funds to repair earthquake damage to one of America's most iconic structures, the Washington Monument.
Inspection Shows Cracks in Top Of Washington Monument, Prompting Call To Engineers With Earthquake Expertise
A closer inspection of the Washington Monument in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake has revealed cracks in the uppermost section of the monument, prompting the National Park Service to call in structural engineers with expertise in earthquake engineering to assess the damage.
Engineers are taking another look at the Washington Monument today to determine whether any cracks caused by Tuesday's earthquake created structural problems with the iconic monument in Washington, D.C.
The nation's front yard, frayed, rutted, and overwhelmed by millions of feet and years of neglect, is going to be given a much-needed makeover if the Interior Department can figure out how to raise at least $650 million, and likely quite a bit more.
It’s George Washington’s Birthday, so let’s take a (somewhat lighthearted) statistical look at his most famous monument. I’m betting that there’s at least one number in here that will surprise, shock, or delight you. The best is saved for last.
National Park Service Prepares to Host Millions of Visitors for the Presidential Inauguration and Parade
With crowds predicted to number three-four million or more, the National Park Service is scrambling to accommodate the largest event in its history.