Thursday, August 25, 2011
Not looking good for the Washington Monument, which has suffered multiple cracks as a result of the recent earthquake that shook the East Coast. The National Cathedral also suffered damage. I was working with the National Park Service in Washington, in 1992, when the monument received a thorough cleaning, returning it to its pristine white finish. It was quite a sight seeing the monument covered from base to aluminum cap in scaffolding. It looks like that will be the case again as the monument will need to be thoroughly examined for any structural fatigue.