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Washington Monument: Still Closed

Photograph by James Benjamin Greisman, via iStock.

The Washington Monument is closed on Thursday as the National Park Service waits to repair damage from a lightning strike on Sunday. The wrath of Zeus fried the monument’s key-card entry and elevator call systems. NPS is still waiting on the parts it needs to do the work, spokesperson Mike Litterst says.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.