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Thousands have signed a petition opposing a National Park Service proposal to ban recreation on the grounds of the Washington Monument and other parts of the National Mall.

Plan to Ban Sports on National Mall Draws Backlash

By Matthew Larson November 15, 2017

The National Park Service plans to ban sports and other recreational activities on the grounds of the Washington Monument and raise rates for those who want to use other facilities on the National...

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According to the National Park Service, the Washington Monument will remain closed for an additional two years, despite predictions that it would reopen in May 2017.

Washington Monument Closes Down for Repairs

By May Teng December 6, 2016

The Washington Monument is to remain closed until 2019 due to repairs, the National Park Service announced Dec. 2. The monument has been closed since Aug. 17 following three previous closures, including...

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The Washington Monument will close for nine months while it undergoes a $2 to $3 million dollar renovation to repair its elevator system.

Monument Faces Closure

By Lisa Burgoa September 2, 2016

Following persistent elevator outages, the Washington Monument, which has been closed since Aug. 17, is to remain closed until mid-September, before a more complete repair plan will shutter the 555-foot...

Since Last We Met ...

Since Last We Met …

By Alexis Oni-Eseleh and Alexis Oni-Eseleh May 29, 2014

We're baaaaack. You've missed us. We've missed you. At long last, the 4E drought is over. Seeing as it's been so long since last we met, let's make up for lost time. Here are five of the stories we missed...

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Washington Monument Reopens

By Ian Tice May 16, 2014

The Washington Monument, one of D.C.’s most prominent landmarks, reopened Monday after closing for repairs in August 2011. Of the current student body, only seniors arrived on the Hilltop before...

Is the Washington Monument Getting Shorter?

By The 4E Staff and The 4E Staff March 20, 2012

Bad news—the Washington Monument may be sinking. Our beloved 555-foot tall tower may now be 2 millimeters shorter. A recent study examining this possibility is currently ongoing, and its results will...

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