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Topic - Dan Lemieux
Emma Cardini never envisioned herself rappelling down the sides of buildings. She's a civil engineer, not a thrill-seeker. But for a second straight day on Thursday, she was a high-wire celebrity and object of fascination for gawking tourists as she made her way up and down the east face of the Washington Monument to document earthquake damage.
Anticipation was building Wednesday morning as a crew of engineers prepared to climb the Washington Monument to begin inspecting the exterior for damage caused by last month's earthquake.
he said, noting that visitors would have been endangered if a chunk that big fell.
The team of two men and two women arrived at the 555-foot monument about 8:30 a.m. and spent several hours setting up equipment and preparing for the descent, said Dan Lemieux, one of the managers of the project for engineering firm Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates Inc.