Event Details

Washington Monument covered with scaffolding

Monumental Task: Repairing Earthquake Damage to the Washington Monument
Dates: 07/10/2013
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
Fees: Free
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.

LOCATION - The Rachel Carson Room is located in the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.

Contact: Diana Ziegler
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
Phone: 202-208-4743
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