Dan Lemieux, manager of the Washington Monument inspection project, holds a 10-pound, dictionary-size chunk of marble his team removed from the monument while checking for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Ben Nuckols

Dan Lemieux, manager of the Washington Monument inspection project, holds a 10-pound, dictionary-size chunk of marble his team removed from the monument while checking for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake. (Associated Press)