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The Washington Monument was previously encased in scaffolding in 1999 during a restoration that helped prevent further damage when an earthquake hit the region in August 2011, necessitating the current repairs. (Associated Press)

The Washington Monument was previously encased in scaffolding in 1999 during a restoration that helped prevent further damage when an earthquake hit the region in August 2011, necessitating the current repairs. (Associated Press)

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