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The elevator of the Washington Monument collapses a few days after the reopening

The elevator in the Washington Monument was temporarily broken for years only a few days after its first reopening. The 300 meter long monument, closed in 2016 for renovations to its elevators and security systems, was re-opened to the public on Thursday. The elevator stopped working at about 1 pm for about an hour to work on Saturday afternoon, according …

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Hundreds of undocumented migrants occupy the Panthéon monument in Paris

On Friday, demonstrators were evacuated by the police a few hours after they aroused the Panthéon. Videos on Twitter showed demonstrators sitting in the streets around the monument's square, an area popular with tourists and students on the left bank of the city. Some sang, "What do we want? Documents! Others were arrested by the Paris police. The far-right leader …

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The rocket that brought humans to the moon will be projected onto the Washington Monument next week

Artistic representation of the Washington Monument projection of a Saturn V rocket to be held next week Figure: Fifty-nine productions / Smithsonian Air and Space Museum The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is on July 20, and events are taking place all over Washington DC to celebrate. One of the coolest events will be the Washington Monument, where a …

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Projection show at the Washington Monument on the occasion of Apollo 11

For five nights in late July, the Washington Monument transforms into a Saturn V rocket for the Moon. [Tuesday, May 26, 2010] On Tuesday, the Smithsonian National Aerospace Museum unveiled "one-time action" plans A dazzling light show at the National Mall marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Click here to see an enlarged version of the photo. …

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Messenger: A piece of dry land next to the Mississippi River is a monument to a bad flood policy Tony Messenger

The flood fight inspired. Hundreds and thousands of volunteers fill sandbags in a fight to beat the clock as the water trickles over levees or bubbles in sand boilers. They place them near houses and shops of strangers, on dams and in walls designed to keep rising water. Policemen, firefighters, members of the National Guard, children, and even prisoners are …

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Two people accused of vandalizing a University of North Carolina monument dedicated to slaves are arrested

Ryan Francis Barnett, 31, and Nancy Rushton McCorkle, 50, were arrested by UNC police on Monday. They were accused of denigrating the Unsung Founders Memorial on the morning of March 31 on the Chapel Hill campus. The monument was defaced with "racist and other unfortunate language," intergovernmental chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said in a message posted on the University's website. …

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The tallest statue in the world: Meet the 93-YO Sculpting legend that created the monument

9 Three-year-old Ram Vanji Sutar is the celebrated sculptor who has given India a little over 8,000 sculptures in his illustrious career spanning seven decades. He is also the man behind the statue of Unity in the Narmada district of Gujarat, an ode to the legendary freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who also honors India's struggle for independence. Upon completion, …

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Neo-Confederates collection at the site of the fallen UNC monument

CHAPEL HILL, NC – What began on Thursday night as a peaceful demonstration of a fallen Confederation monument on the campus of the University of North Carolina on the Chapel Hill campus ended with three arrested people and the crowd in pepper spray. About 40 people turned up for a "Twilight Service" Alamance County, which retired Alamance County or ACTBAC, …

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