The Washington Monument, closed to the public ever since a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit in 2011, may not re-open until 2014 at the earliest, according to The Washington Post.
The National Park Service anticipates the $15 million project to repair the iconic structure could involve the temporary removal of part of the granite plaza surrounding the monument, in addition to the construction of an access road on the south side of the grounds, The Post reported. Repairs will require the exterior to be covered in scaffolding.
Officials said earlier that the monument might be closed until 2013. Repairs have not yet begun, but could begin this fall.
Join us at ELC 2017 - The Premier Conference for Federal IT Leaders
Are you results-driven? Successful in your field? A thought-leader? If so, then join us Oct. 29-31, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA to harness the unprecedented change that is occurring around us to make our federal government more effective, secure and citizen-driven. ELC 2017 is the must-attend government IT event connecting senior government and industry executives with innovative opportunities to engage, learn, and collaborate. Find out more: goo.gl/TpC6FQ