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Emma Cardini, a civil engineer from Melrose, Mass., right, and a member of the difficult access team, dangles by a rope more than 500 feet above ground, with co-worker Daniel Gach, as they inspect the exterior of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Photo by: Manuel Balce Ceneta
Emma Cardini, a civil engineer from Melrose, Mass., right, and a member of the difficult access team, dangles by a rope more than 500 feet above ground, with co-worker Daniel Gach, as they inspect the exterior of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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