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Sat May 25, 2019, 10:47 AM

Cracks appearing in World War II Memorial in Washington

Source: Associated Press

Cracks appearing in World War II Memorial in Washington

May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is assessing a series of cracks that have begun to appear in the World War II Memorial as Washington, D.C., prepares for an increase in visitors over Memorial Day weekend.

The Park Service says in a statement Friday that a large crack is visible on the memorial’s Atlantic arch and a smaller crack is visible on the District of Columbia column. A structural assessment is underway, and a timeline for repairs is being developed.

The Park Service announced that the memorial “remains structurally sound” and there is no threat to the safety of visitors.

Opened in 2004, the memorial consists of 56 pillars and a pair of arches surrounding a central fountain. Last year, it had about 4.6 million visitors.


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Eugene May 2019 OP
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:32 AM

1. It hasn't been there very long.

Was it constructed poorly?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. Topple that blot on the landscape of the National Mall

Looks like something that the German people would have dynamited at the end of WW II.

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http://www.hnn.us/articles/138.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:22 PM

3. Same as it ever was

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:29 PM

4. cracks may have been triggered by the 5.8 earthquake of Aug 2011 that damaged Wash. monument

Some monuments withstand centuries intact while others don't hold up very long

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Sat May 25, 2019, 01:37 PM

5. A metaphor for creeping nationalism eroding what we accomplished in WWII

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