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Engineers Prep Washington Monument for Weatherization Work


Engineers who rappelled down the Washington Monument returned to the top of the monument Thursday to set up ropes and equipment for weatherization work which will begin Monday. The work is expected to last five days. It will cost about $240,000.

The work will be performed by the "difficult access team" of engineers who captivated onlookers by dangling from ropes atop of the monument in September.

They will be filling cracks caused by the quake and gaps left by loose pieces of marble that they removed during the inspection. The work will reduce the amount of water entering the monument when it rains.

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