|Monumental Task: Repairing Earthquake Damage to the Washington Monument|
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room (near basement cafeteria)
|Summary: Repairing the 555-Foot-Tall Washington Monument|
|Details: The 2011 Virginia earthquake caused sizable cracks to the stonework of the Washington Monument. National Park Service Civil Engineer Ned Wallace will discuss the methods used for the post-earthquake damage assessments, computer modeling of the monument, and the types of repairs being completed on the 555-foot-tall Monument.
Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.
|Contact: Diana Ziegler|