If the National Park Service is considering letting a member of the press join its engineers in rappelling down the Washington Monument, I volunteer. This was shot Tuesday before they had to call off the post-earthquake inspections due to weather:
Here’s a more vertigo-inducing shot:
Weather is hampering the engineers again today. The monument remains closed indefinitely while damage assessments continue and repairs are made.
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