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Topic - Bob Vogel
The decorative lights illuminating the Washington Monument are set to be turned off next week as crews begin the process of removing the scaffolding around the earthquake-damaged structure.
The controversial "drum major" quote has been removed from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the new, finished product should be ready days before events to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28.
Pennsylvania Avenue, sometimes called "America's Main Street," is being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes because of neglect and deferred maintenance by the National Park Service.
The National Park Service on Wednesday announced the award of a $9.5 million contract to repair earthquake damage to the Washington Monument.
The most powerful earthquake in Virginia recorded history rattled the area one year ago, but geology analysts and emergency officials Thursday warned that the city still is far from being fully restored or ready for a future disaster.
National Cherry Blossom Festival organizers predicted Thursday that the peak period for the blooms this year will be March 24 through 31, a few days earlier than in recent years because of mild winter temperatures.
Occupy D.C. protesters gave a mix of responses Sunday when asked what they will do when the National Park Service begins its crackdown on their camps in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza.
The engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates was awarded the contract to design a restoration plan for the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, National Park Service officials said Thursday.
An engineering firm tasked with rappelling down the Washington Monument to inspect the structure for earthquake damage postponed its 555-foot descent Tuesday because of looming thunderstorms.
The National Park Service says it has no time frame for reopening the Washington Monument.
“I know the decorative scrim and lighting are popular and will be missed, but we are excited that this brings us one step closer to reopening,” said Bob Vogel, superintendent of the Mall and memorial parks.