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An earthquake in Virginia confirmed by the U.S. Geological survey is the spawn of a massive quake that rocked the region about two years ago.
A heightened view from repair crews hanging off the top of the Washington Monument is captivating viewers.
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What do you do when one of the great monuments to democracy is encased in unsightly wood and metal scaffolding? You make it sparkle.
Crews are rising scaffolding at a rate of about 10-feet each day around the Washington Monument.
The park service announced Wednesday that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass., has been chosen for the $15 million project.
The 5.8-magnitude quake frightened those inside the monument. Watch video from that day.
The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyors said in a report released Tuesday.
The 555-foot obelisk at the apex of the National Mall closed for repairs in the wake of the August 2011 earthquake. The Washington Post now reports they could stay closed as late as 2014.
There's an end in sight for two of the construction projects that have taken over key spots on the National Mall.
Experts are trying to determine whether the National Mall and the nation's monuments are sinking and whether the August earthquake made it worse.
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