Washington Monument reopens

May 12, 2014
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The Washington Monument, which sustained damage from a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August 2011, reopened to the public on May 12. A sweeping view of the Capitol makes the 555-foot tower a tourist destination. From left to right: Robert A. Vogel, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks; Caroline L. Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall; David M. Rubinstein, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of The Carlyle Group; Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service; Interior Secretary Sally Jewell; White House Counsel John Podesta, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., cut a ribbon at the Washington Monument in Washington. (Associated Press )

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