Engineers Rappelling Down Monument to Inspect

September 28, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Structural

Engineers from WJE have begun the exterior inspection of the Washington Monument, by rappelling down the sides. Click HERE to read more.

Map of Damage in Fredericksburg, VA

August 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records, Masonry, Non-structural, Structural

Map here, from this Patch article by Michael Theis. If you know of any similar maps, please let us know in the comments.

Building Damage

From: “5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast”, New York Times, Katharine Q. Seelye In Mineral, Va., a town about of about 500 people located four miles from the quake’s center, residents reported extensive damage to items inside homes. China shattered and pictures fell off walls. From: “5.8...


August 25, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Non-structural, Structural

From: “Earthquake damage in D.C. will take time to assess”, Washington Post, Christian Davenport and Susan Svrluga In Fairfax County, principals at 74 schools reported some earthquake damage, spokesman Paul Regnier said. Each school was being inspected to determine whether repairs are needed....

Damage to Monuments

From: “Earthquake reported along the East Coast”, Washington Post The National Park Service says the Washington Monument may have suffered cracks near its top during Tuesday’s earthquake, and the monument could be closed indefinitely. Park service spokesman Bill Line said there appear to be cracks...