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September 27th, 2011
09:51 AM ET

What is the extent of the damage at the Washington Monument? Natl Parks Spokesperson explains

Yesterday, the National Parks Service released video recorded on a security camera inside the observation deck near the top of the Washington Monument during the August earthquake. The video shows debris falling within the monument and visitors falling down and running for safety.

The monument has been closed since the earthquake and a mountaineering and rope-rigging ranger from Denali National Park in Alaska will join four engineers to rappel down the sides of the monument to conduct a closer inspection this morning.

Bill Line, spokesperson for the National Parks Service, joins American Morning live from the Washington monument today to discuss  the extent of the damage and to explain when the monument might re-open.


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