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September 26, 2012
NPS Awards Contract to Repair Earthquake Damaged Washington Monument
The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a contract to Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts to repair damage to the Washington Monument caused by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington D.C. area in August of 2011.

January 19, 2012
Philanthropist Donates 7.5 Million Dollars to Repair Washington Monument
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and Trust for the National Mall President Caroline Cunningham today announced a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to repair damage to the Washington Monument caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake last August.

September 28, 2011
Establishment of Daily Briefing Schedule
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, the National Park Service (NPS) will hold a 9:00 a.m. daily briefing to update reporters on the work being done by the team that is assessing the exterior of the Washington Monument.

September 26, 2011
September 26th Press Conference
National Park Service Press Conference to Provide Update on Earthquake Damage at Washington Monument

August 25, 2011
Washington Monument Inspection Finds Additional Cracks
The National Park Service (NPS) has engaged an engineering firm with extensive experience in earthquake damage assessment and repair to further assess the Monument after an inspection today uncovered additional cracks in the pyramidion, or uppermost section of the structure.

August 24, 2011
Temporarily Closes Washington Monument Reopens Jefferson Lincoln Memorials
National Park Service Temporarily Closes Washington Monument; Reopens Jefferson, Lincoln Memorials