Nightly News   |  July 09, 2013

Washington Monument shines bright

The Washington Monument remains closed while undergoing repairs after the damage it sustained during the earthquake of 2011, but despite being covered in scaffolding the building’s beauty has been illuminated by more than 400 lamps. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> this was just at nightfall on the mall in washington last night. it's going to look this way as long as the scaffolding is covering up the washington monument . it remains closed. it's following repairs from the east coast earthquake of 2011 . it's beauty shouldn't suffer just because it's under repair. it will stay this way until the spring of 2014 when it's unveiled.