Photo Op: Scaling the Washington Monument

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‘Washington Monument closed indefinitely after rare earthquake’
courtesy of ‘Glyn Lowe Photos’

While the Washington Monument is closed indefinitely due to damage from the Earthquake, that doesn’t mean there won’t be some awesome photo ops this week as a “Difficult Access” team rappels down the side of the 555-foot tall obelisk to inspect the damage. That will mean the group will climb out the little windows at the top, climb up to the tip of the monument, and then slowly rappel down the side to check for cracks and damage. It’s estimated that the inspection will take the team five days to do the inspection, so once they’re spotted, you should have time to rent some long glass and head down to the Mall!

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