The Washington Monument was damaged by the earthquake two years ago. It's been closed ever since. There's scaffolding all around it now as repairs are underway.
This week, the park service turned on the lights for the first time. I happened to be down town and snapped these with my phone.For those of you who haven't seen it recently, it definitely looks a bit different than it used to.
They say they'll have it done by Spring. Color me skeptical.