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Will the Washington Monument stand?

Will the Washington Monument stand?

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Published by s.n. in [New York? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.),
  • Monuments -- Washington (D.C.)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesWashington Monument alleged to be in danger., Engineering news and American contract journal., Scientific American.
    ContributionsGoodridge, John C., Jr., formet owner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF203.4.W3, ESL 570
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 p. :
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16878938M
    LC Control Number2008570381

    The tons of scaffolding encasing the Washington Monument were illuminated with glowing lamps. Mr. Rubenstein flipped the switch at the lighting ceremony on July 8, , alongside Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, and Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for .


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