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September 26th Press Conference

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Date: September 26, 2011

Bill Line/Toni Braxton 202-619-7400; Carol Johnson, National Mall and Memorial Parks, 202-245-4700; Sgt. David Schlosser, U.S. Park Police, 202-425-4286

National Park Service Press Conference to Provide Update on Earthquake Damage at Washington Monument  

Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Sept. 26, National Park Service (NPS) officials, including Bob Vogel, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, and Project Manager Mike Morelli, will hold a press conference to provide an update about the extent of the damage sustained by the Washington Monument during the in 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the East Coast on Aug. 23, and NPS plans for moving forward on getting the Monument reopened to the public.


WHERE: National Mall, area bounded by Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and 14th and 15th Streets

WHEN: Monday September 26, 2:30 pm EDT.

WHO: Bob Vogel, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, and Mike Morelli, the project manager

NOTE: Audio mult box will be provided. Parking for microwave or satellite trucks will be allowed on eastbound Jefferson Drive between 14th and 15th Streets in the far left-hand lane only. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is room for a maximum of six live vehicles parked bumper to bumper. There is no room for any news crew cars or personal vehicle parking in this area. Suggested parking for crew/personal vehicles is on Jefferson Drive east of 14th Street.