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Best. View. Ever. Reserve tickets for reopening Washington Monument

After $15 million in repairs and a shutdown of some 32 months, the Washington Monument is reopening May 13 and you can start reserving your tickets Wednesday.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:56am EDT

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D.C. celebrates International Pillow Fight Day

Washington took part in International Pillow Fight Day with a pillow fight near the Washington Monument

Sunday - 04/06/2014, 10:53am EDT

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Pillow fighters descend upon National Mall

Pillow fighters gathered at the National Mall for the annual event.

Saturday - 04/05/2014, 06:48pm EDT

Tags: International Pillow Fight Day, National Mall, Washington Moument,

Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:30am EDT

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Washington Monument construction continues

The Washington Monument remains on schedule for reopening despite the nearly 100 feet of scaffolding that remains around its base.

Friday - 02/21/2014, 05:18am EST

Tags: mike murillo, Brian Hall

Scientists measuring height of Washington Monument

For the first time in 80 years, scientists are posting equipment at the peak of the Washington Monument to measure the obelisk's height.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: earthquake, repairs, NOAA, michelle basch

Predicting the next big Virginia quake

Two years after a major earthquake shook Virginia and Washington, D.C., researchers are still investigating the chance of another major quake in our region.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:28pm EDT

Tags: earthquake anniversary, earthquake, Louisa County, National Cathedral, thomas warren

From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument

Most birds don't fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn't stop a group of government officials and philanthropists from clipping themselves into harnesses and climbing to the tip to see the obelisk's cracked stones.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 06:37am EDT

Tags: National Park Service

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