Posts Tagged ‘washington monument’

Washington Monument Elevator Breaks Yet Again

In the two weeks that the Washington Monument has been open following a lengthy restoration, its single elevator has broken at least four times. The latest outage occurred Saturday and lasted for 32 minutes, according to National Mall and Memorial Parks spokeswoman Carol Johnson.
This time, the visitors stuck at the top of the monument didn't have to walk down the 896 [...]

The Needle: Society Is Toast

Bread Heads: The owners of Baked & Wired are opening up a bread shop and cafe in Mount Vernon Triangle and, wait for it, there will be a toast bar. -6
Stairway of Hell: The elevator at the newly reopened Washington Monument broke today, leaving 18 visitors to walk down the 897 steps. -1

District Line Daily: Back in Monumental Business

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The Washington Monument is reopening today after being closed for repairs for nearly three years following [...]

Washington Monument Starts Taking Tour Reservations Today

Now that the scaffolding that made the Washington Monument the best unintentional art installation in D.C. are gone, the 555-foot structure is getting ready to open back up for business.
Starting today, the National Park Service is accepting reservations to go inside the monument. It's currently shuttered for repairs due to the 2011 earthquake and is [...]

The Needle: The Poultry Project

Chicken VooDoo: Police believe the carcasses of eight chickens and roosters found with their throats cut on an isolated path in Rock Creek Park could be part of a ritualistic killing. -4
Game On: Two new mayoral polls show that the race is neck-and-neck and, at the very least, we will have an exciting week leading [...]

District Line Daily: Gray and Bowser, Neck and Neck

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Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser is tied with Mayor Vince Gray with 27 percent of the [...]

District Line Daily: D.C. and the Hunger Cliff

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One in four people are currently on food stamps in D.C., and when a five-year federal [...]

A Thousand Points About Lights

The scaffolding on the Washington Monument got a makeover this week. Now swathed in blue fabric and 488 lamps, it will be lit up each night until repairs from the August 2011 earthquake are complete.
The idea to dress up the monument as it’s under construction nothing new: The illuminated blue “dress” is based on a [...]

Photo: Tree Climbing

Washington Monument, April 8th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photo: AIDS March

AIDS March, 1500 Block Constitution Ave, NW.  July 22nd.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Price Floor Fisticuffs

Uberpriced: D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh and alternately beloved and reviled D.C. smartphone cab service Uber are sparring over an amendment proposed by Cheh that would both classify Uber as a sedan service and set its price minimum at the company's current $15, theoretically blocking Uber's attempt to introduce cheaper cars.
Uber and its fans aren't happy; [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

Washington Monument, April 10
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Photo: Man With Eight Cameras

Washington Monument, April 10

The Needle: Alpacas For All Edition

Alpaca Party: Forget the circus and its elephant march—Friday afternoon brought a new kind of four-legged creature to the streets of downtown. A pair of alpacas ("a domesticated species of South American camelid," but you already knew that, right?) joined a protest to kick off the National Occupation of Washington today. Still unclear: Exactly what [...]

Billionaire Pays To Fix Washington Monument

First it was paying for panda sex (no, not like that!). Now philanthropist and shadowy billionaire David Rubenstein has thrown $7.5 million into the kitty to fix the damage done to the still-closed Washington Monument during the August earthquake. The federal government has agreed to pay the other half of the $15 million bill.
DCist notes Rubenstein [...]

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