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Contractor Hired to Repair Quake Damaged Monument

by Associated Press posted Sep 26 2012 7:35PM
 WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service says a Massachusetts contractor has been named to repair earthquake damage to the Washington Monument.   
     The park service announced Wednesday that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass., has been chosen for the $15 million project.
     Federal officials say the contractor's parent company was the prime contractor for the construction of the Ronald Reagan Building, the district's largest federal building. The contractor's team also includes firms involved in a restoration of the monument completed in 2000.
     The 555-foot-tall obelisk has been closed to the public since a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August 2011. The upper portion of the monument sustained large cracks when it shook violently during the quake.  
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Contractor Hired to Repair Quake Damaged Monument
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