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Photos of the Day: Washington Monument reopens after 3 years

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:21am
The Associated Press

In this Saturday, May 10, 2014 photo, Bob Vogel, superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks, points out a repaired crack inside the Washington Monument during a press preview prior to the re-opening of the monument, in Washington. With more than 150 cracks patched and repaired in its white marble, the Washington Monument is set to reopen for the first time since a 2011 earthquake caused widespread damage. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)


This June 2, 2013 file photo shows a damaged stone on the Washington Monument at the 491-foot level of the scaffolding surrounding the monument, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

In this June 2, 2013 file photo, Bob Collie, project manager with Perini Management Services, puts his finger in a crack of the Washington Monument at the 491-foot level of the scaffolding surrounding the monument, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

This Saturday, May 10, 2014 photo shows the newly repaired Washington Monument during a press preview prior to the re-opening of the monument, in Washington. With more than 150 cracks patched and repaired in its white marble, the Washington Monument is set to reopen to the public on Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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