07.04.2014 - News

Washington Monument opened after reconstruction

Washington Monument again open to the public in May this year after three years because he had been badly damaged by the earthquake.


The monument was built in 1888 in honor of George Washington, was damaged by almost 6 -magnitude earthquake Aug. 23, 2011.

It was first opened to the public 125 years ago and it was visited by an earthquake about 600 000 tourists a year. His re-opened to visitors on 12 May this year.

Earthquake, the epicenter of which was near Mineral County, Virginia, caused the formation of numerous cracks in the rocks that form the structure of the obelisk. People stayed indoors monument time of the accident, but no injuries.

Shortly after the earthquake, journalists, government officials and philanthropists who are interested to contribute to the restoration of monuments, surveyed the damage. The cost of repairs amounted to $ 15 million.

The opening ceremony will be held May 12th, at 10 am.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: telegraph.co.uk