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Washington Monument reopens after 3-year closure for repairs


September 19, 2019

Patrick Semansky – Associated Press

The Washington Monument is seen past a sign greeting visitors during a press preview tour ahead of the monument's official reopening, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. The monument, which has been closed to the public since August 2016, is scheduled to reopen Thursday, Sept. 19.

WASHINGTON - After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public.

The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. The monument will reopen to the public at noon Thursday, and first lady Melania Trump is expected to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony.


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