Dru Smith, Chief Geodesist of the National Geodetic Survey stands near a measurement device used to survey the height of the Washington Monument, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Washington. Surveyors are ... more 
Dru Smith, Chief Geodesist of the National Geodetic Survey stands near a measurement device used to survey the height of the Washington Monument, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Washington. Surveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall. The survey is being conducted by the National Geodetic Survey and is the first of its kind since 1999. Surveyors can only access the peak of the monument to check the height when it's covered in scaffolding. The monument is undergoing repairs after it was damaged during a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Susan Walsh
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 5:32 PM EST