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Washington Monument to Reopen After Nearly 3 Years
Product Design and Development (AP Article) ^ | 5/12/2014 | Brett Zongker

Posted on 05/12/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT by Rio

More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused widespread damage.

(Excerpt) Read more at pddnet.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: washingtonmonument
Excerpted as this is an AP article posted at pddnet.com

Photos here: http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/05/photos-day-over-150-cracks-fixed-monstrous-monument?et_cid=3935689&et_rid=207535252&location=top

1 posted on 05/12/2014 2:46:53 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Rio

Photos:
http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/05/photos-day-over-150-cracks-fixed-monstrous-monument


2 posted on 05/12/2014 2:47:26 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio

Just in time for the hordes of visitors to wear themselves out climbing 555 feet up.

TC


3 posted on 05/12/2014 2:52:01 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

A friend and I ran up it in 1967 when we were briefly stationed in WDC while in the USMC. Ah, to be young! For many years now, you have to take an elevator up and down. The stair are still there. Interestingly, there is a rock from each state built into it that you can see on the inside.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 2:58:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Rio

3 years. It took 3 years to fix what is materially, a block of rock and a stairwell. The Wright Bros figured out how to fly in less time than it took the full force of this to repair a block of rock with a stairwell.

Am I the only person disgusted by that?


5 posted on 05/12/2014 3:00:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oops.

The Wright Bros took less time to figure out how to fly in less time that it took the full force of this government to repair what is effectively a block of rick with a stairwell.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 3:02:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Rio

Wonder what shape the cap is in?
It was made of Aluminium which was a rare metal
130 years ago. Or so I remember.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 3:02:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Wasn’t the Pentagon built in ~18 months? The Empire State Building in 14 months?


8 posted on 05/12/2014 3:22:26 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Isn’t it amazing what one can do without modern unions?


9 posted on 05/12/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Rio

Government overreach. It’s 555 feet high.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 3:35:31 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Lisbon1940

3 years is not All that surprising 1st it takes a good deal of time to do a full survey of the structure then assess how to fix them ... The find people that can fix it.. The do rember .gov is involved, heck they may have even been coerced to do an invironmental study !


11 posted on 05/12/2014 3:43:13 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Norm Lenhart

The Empire State Building was built in less than half the time than it took to do this.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 4:42:59 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

And not one person in the media asks why. Right or left wing. Not one says “Explain this in detail” and holds anyone to account like a pit bull on a side of beef.

I don’t mean just this. I just posted on another thread where the antarctic ice is said to be past the point of no return. Except there are record levels of ice.

Why does at best, a right wing media guy mention it and drop it a day later. Why cannot ONE of these fools ever ride the story until they take a liar/fraud down?


13 posted on 05/12/2014 4:48:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Bidimus1

Actually, the first two years were held up because of
the discovery of the rare Potomac Crack Lizard, whose
only known habitat was the Monument. Fortunately all
were humanely trapped and moved to high rises in San
Francisco, so the repair really didn’t take that long
at all...


14 posted on 05/12/2014 4:48:26 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Rio

Hope they cleaned the bathrooms at the concession stand at the foot of the monument - what a dump.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 5:27:49 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: tet68
Actually, the first two years were held up because of the discovery of the rare Potomac Crack Lizard, whose only known habitat was the Monument.

Was that until they realized that it existed in all the upper levels of government?

16 posted on 05/12/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Several rare specimens were removed from Nanzi Pelousey’s
eye lids where they had apparently been living for years.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 6:08:28 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
Several rare specimens were removed from Nanzi Pelousey’s eye lids where they had apparently been living for years.

OK, there you have identified a sub species................Pelousey, I mean.

18 posted on 05/12/2014 6:16:32 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

1) It’s not “a block of rock.”

2) It’s BIG.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 6:17:18 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

Well then what is it made from? What is it architecturally? It’s a big tower of rock with a hole inside it. Take the cap off and it is a chimney.

And big? Yea its big. SO? THREE FREAKING YEARS???


20 posted on 05/12/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Second tallest memorial column ibpn USA.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 6:24:53 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Arthur McGowan

Second tallest memorial column ibpn USA.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 6:25:21 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Norm Lenhart

You said it’s a BLOCK of rock.

I walked up it when I was five. It’s BIG.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

And 1957 Chevys are called big hunks of steel. People do not literally mean the car is one big formless collection of steel molecules. It is a figure of speech. Which I would think most people here understood.

Also, we have already established and AGREED that yes, the WM is big. BIG. B I G.

THREE FREAKING YEARS is a long time to fix a big BIG B I G block of rock with the force of fedgov behind it.

China, Dubai, Japan, Taiwan...all these places can build skyscrapers BIGGER consisting of far more complex designs in that timeframe. It is PATHETIC that it took 3 years to fix something already there. And it took 3 freaking years because Barry wanted it to take as long as possible to keep Americans out of it, just like his park closures.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 1:34:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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