Nightly News   |  June 11, 2013

Washington Monument under repair

The monument has been closed ever since a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the nation’s capital in 2011 -- now that the scaffolding is complete, workers are beginning to repair and replace the stones. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> work is finally under way to repair the washington monument . it's been closed since an earthquake shook the nation's capitol in august 2011 . shifting stones in the monument and leaving deep cracks especially near the top. with the scaffolding around it near complete, workers are beginning the task of replacing the stones while hanging more than 500 feet above the ground.