News Washington D.C. – Washington Monument closed

The Washington Monument will be closed for the next 2 years while repairs to its elevators are completed. The Park Service is in charge of the 555-foot monument.

Billionaire David Rubenstein has agreed to fund the project, it currently lacks a start date because the
Park Service wants to build a new security screening entrance at the same time and needs funding for that project.

The Park Service hopes to reopen the monument by cherry blossom season in 2019.
The monument closed in August because of ongoing problems with the elevator system.

Well, there goes my vacation plans to D.C. for this year.

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