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PBS NewsHour | In Washington, a Monumental Effort to Repair, Reopen Iconic Obelisk | PBS

Duration: 04:39
Program: PBS NewsHour #10163
Broadcast Date: Sep. 27, 2011

Engineers rigged ropes Tuesday atop the Washington Monument in preparation for a multi-day job rappelling down the marble exterior of the indefinitely shuttered icon to check for cracks and other damage from the earthquake that shook the East Coast last month. Ray Suarez reports.

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Post Date: September 27, 2011