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ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA
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

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 Mall next year. The field closures are intended to help maintain the newly installed turf on the[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
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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

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 a three-year period following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2011, which occurred 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.,[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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

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 obelisk for nine months. The repairs, estimated to cost between $2 million to $3 million, aim to tackle a spate[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Washington Monument Reopens

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 the monument closed, and its reopening coincides with their graduation. The monument required repairs following the Aug. 23, 2011, East[Read More…]