Washington Monument Earthquake Damage Repair

Cora Wandel

Washington, D.C., United States

  • Available
    Products
    9
  • Artist
    Notes

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

In August of 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Washington, D.C. area, causing damage to the 555-foot Washington Monument. As the Monument swayed from the quake, some of its exterior marble panels cracked and pieces broke off. Inside the Monument, many of the granite stones that support the structure cracked. Most of the damage was in the pyramid-shaped top, call the pyramidion. Project repairs include filling cracks, securing loose stone, fitting new or salvaged stone pieces (Dutchman) into damaged areas, stabilizing cracked blocks with steel brackets, repointing mortar joints and replacing the lightning protection system.

So the Washington Monument, just like people when they are sick, is not looking its best these days, but by early 2014, the monument should be fully recovered and open to the public after a nearly three year absence.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 100; SS: 1/500; AV: 6.3; Lens: 17-85mm)

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.