Nightly News   |  May 15, 2013

Breathtaking helmet-cam view of Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, which was damaged during a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2011, is still undergoing repairs. The National Park Service released this footage from the top, where workers are repairing the damage. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> it's going to be closed a long time but at least they have completed the scaffolding all the way to the top of the washington monument . we got a special and not for the faint of heart helmetcam view of the topping off today, 500 feet above the earth. this is all because of the damage from the freak 2011 earthquake. now begins the biggest caulking job in u.s. history as so many chip, gaps and stress cracks s have to be repaired. it is the fallest free standing stone structure in the world.