On August 23 an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hitted the East Coast which severely damaged the Washington Monument.
The Officials of National Park Service are going to hold a news conference on Monday afternoon in order to present details including plans for recommencing it for pubilc.
In order to measure the extent of damage and the cost which is going to be incurred for its fixation the Service is working up with an Engineering firm.
In late August The National Park Service said,”During the inspections while pursuing Hurricane Irene mini pools of standing water are being found in the monument.”
Sopkeswoman Carol Johnson stated on the spot that “too much mortar rushed in by which sunlight could be seen in the monument is above 450 feet.”
According to National Park Service,this particular Monument was built in midst of about 1848 and 1884 which is of 555 feet.Whose walls are thick at the base for about 15 feet and at top its 18 inches which is mainly composed of white marble blocks.
Four Cracks are being first discovered in the monument’s marble after the nation ‘s capital was shooked from an earthquake.
Johnson said,Repairing wiill base on pinning the stones together and replacing few mortar.Furthermore,he added,”Engineers has given us assurance that monument’s structure is too sound.”