Thursday, September 29, 2011

Washington Monument

Since the earthquake a few weeks ago, there has been a lot of news about the damage sustained by the Washington Monument. At first, it sounded like there was only a "small" 6 foot crack at the top. But lately, there appears to be a lot more affected than was first thought. I can't imagine how it had to feel being on the very top with the swaying motion created by the earthquake. We were on the third floor in the office and it felt like the building was going to crash. I think the sight has been closed to visitors since the event. And this week, there are engineers/climbers hanging outside the monument to capture pictures of the destruction and compare them to older ones that were taken from a renovation that occurred several years ago. This is all being done usng IPads. There are a lot of people hanging around watching the "climbers" as they do their work. We happened to pass by the monument and saw all the action too. There are some jobs that I know I could not possibly do- but thank goodness there are others out there who will.



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