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Washington Monument top cracked by earthquake

posted 8/24/2011 11:09:11 AM |
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Monument- look closely!

Just Gorilla Glue it... it'll be fine!

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Aug 24 @ 11:45AM  
That is a bummer

Aug 24 @ 12:43PM  
That's sad. I am just glad that people weren't hurt. I have been up in it many times with friends and family. It is a great experience. I am sure it will be fixed at some point, but it will cost a pretty penny.

Aug 24 @ 12:57PM  
Seems to me, since this 'obelisk' is made of three different stone materials (marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss) it apparently can be rebuilt probably from where the crack begins and ends and then putting the aluminum cap back in place. It'll be costly and time consuming!


Aug 24 @ 12:59PM  
In the Daily Mail link I posted in Strega's last blog, there are several pics of the earthquake damage

Aug 24 @ 1:00PM  
I'm waiting for someone to say its Obama's fault.

Aug 24 @ 1:08PM  
I'm waiting for someone to say its Obama's fault.

Well... it did happen on his watch!

'Cmon now... you must've known I wasn't going to pass that one up!!


Aug 24 @ 2:03PM  
There was probably a weak point at the time of construction which resulted in the crack when the earthquake hit. There are faults running up and down the east coast and almost no buildings built to withstand an earthquake. How smart was that?

Aug 24 @ 8:26PM  
I bet we see..the USA in a Lot worse situation than Japan...before Long!
Wanna bet?

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Washington Monument top cracked by earthquake