A monumental task

This report outlines the major phases of a repair project to the Washington Monument, which had sustained damages after an earthquake struck the U.S. state of Virginia in August 2011. Project teams assessed the damages by rappelling from the peak of the obelisk, and designed and constructed an elaborate scaffolding system, all with the principle to “do no harm”—to workers or to the 150-year-old stone they were charged with mending. After almost three years and an expert project team, in May 2014, the iconic monument reopened for visitors.
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