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Watch: Time Lapse Video Of Scaffolding On Washington Monument

You won't see the Washington Monument in its naked form until at least 2014.
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You won't see the Washington Monument in its naked form until at least 2014.

Earlier this week we had a stunning video of workers at the top of the Washington Monument putting in the last of the scaffolding that has come to surround the structure as part of the repairs to damage cause by the August 2011 earthquake. Today, the U.S. Department of Interior provides a time lapse video of the scaffolding as it was installed from March 20 to May 13. Not only do you see the scaffolding as it climbs the 555-foot-tall monument, but you also see the changing weather as Washington transitioned from winter to spring.


Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

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We Tried A Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh And Naturally Sweet

Cranberry breeders in Wisconsin have developed a berry that's tart but also sweet, like a Granny Smith apple. They say the variety isn't ready for production but could one day become a fresh product.

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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