Washington Monument

July 13, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Washington Monument to Reopen July 14

After a six-month closure, the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors on Wednesday at 9 a.m. The monument will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are required to wear masks inside the monument, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors must obtain a ticket for the Washington Monument which will […]

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July 22, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Smithsonian’s Apollo 11 Celebration 50 Years in the Making

The Smithsonian Institution knows how to throw a celebration.  Use an iconic image of America, the Washington Monument, then turn it into a projection screen for their 17-minute video montage of world history and the Apollo 11 Moon mission. Borrowing from the high technology of key sponsors, the Smithsonian edited video catalogs of NASA and […]

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July 15, 2013 | Phil Fabrizio

Allure of the Washington Monument

For nearly 30 years in my daily commutes to and from L’Enfant Plaza the Washington Monument represented the city for me. First it is a compass, next an obelisk that speaks of Egyptian culture brought forth to the new world by the Romans and lastly a big time attraction – of buses and hordes of […]

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