Engineers to Rappel Down the Washington Monument

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In order to assess the extent of the damage to the Washington Monument from the 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August, engineers are setting up climbing equipment so that they can inspect the structure up close and personal. Below, some photos from the start of the adventure.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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