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Several DC Monuments Undergoing Renovations

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is undertaking several major restorations of major monuments in Washington.

The 555-foot-tall Washington Monument was scheduled to reopen in August after a $10.8 million restoration that includes a new visitor experience.

A 15-month project will restore the roofs, repair the stone and clean the marble at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Although some areas will be inaccessible, the memorial will remain open during the project, which is expected to be completed in May.

A $25 million renovation of the Lincoln Memorial is expected to be completed prior to the centennial of the memorial’s dedication in 2022.

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