Nov 8, 2013 — The last time the monument's height was measured was in 1999. And with scaffolding in place for earthquake repairs, engineers have a rare opportunity to take official measurements of the iconic obelisk.
Jul 9, 2013 — While there's scaffolding so that workers can repair cracks and other damages from the 2011 earthquake, lights will illuminate the monument each evening. For at least the next six months or so, Washington will have a nighttime treat.
Sep 27, 2011 — They're engineers. They're interested in rock-climbing. They don't mind being uncomfortable. And they've been dangling from the sides of the 555-foot Washington Monument.
Sep 27, 2011 — Work has begun to have engineers examine, up close, the sides of the Washington Monument to inspect for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook much of the eastern U.S. There's live video.
Sep 26, 2011 — Surveillance cameras captured the drama as the monument shook — and shook. Debris started to fall as a ranger ushered visitors to the stairs. The monument remains closed.