The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in September 2016 to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems.
She then took a ceremonial "first ride" up to the top on the newly modernized elevator inside the structure, part of the $15 million restoration project.
It opened in 1886 to honor George Washington, but age and a 2011 quake took a toll, leaving cracks and other damage to the landmark. It was then reopened in 2014 however closed again in 2016 due to constant malfunctions of elevators.
The monument was closed for most of the last eight years because of natural disaster damage and extensive elevator repairs. "So we really didn't want to close it".
The structure, which cost $12 million in National Park Service appropriations, has air conditioning and heating, is roomier and requires fewer police staff, said Brian Hall, a public affairs officer for the park service.
The new facility juts like a grey cube from the base of the marble obelisk.
To enter the monument, visitors will go through two vault-like doors and a security checkpoint.
Mr. Litterst said he expects a big crowd at the reopening, noting that people lined up at 4 a.m. when the monument reopened in 2014 following repairs due to a 2011 quake. "We have missed having our public visiting us".
After such a long closure, anticipation is high among both staffers and visitors.
"We'll keep ramping (the number of visitors) up as we get used to the facility", Reinbold said. For now, tickets must be purchased in person; Reinbold said they would soon begin offering about half of any given day's tickets online.
It took 40 years to construct, with a delay for the Civil War.
The monument, which was completed in 1884 and remains the tallest building in Washington, normally averages about 500,000 visitors per year.
Construction resumed in 1879 but the constructors were forced to use stone from a different mine which gave the monument its unique two-tone color.
When the obelisk was first completed, it was the tallest building in the world.
Premier League : L'incroyable carton de Manchester City
David Silva a marqué au bout de 52 secondes, ses compères de l'attaque, Sergio Aguero (7e, sp) et Riyad Mahrez l'ont imité (12e). Les Citizens remontent à la 2e place (13 pts), deux points derrière le leader Liverpool, qui joue dimanche à Chelsea .
Scientists don't know why these human relatives became extinct, but believe they left some of their genome to some modern-day men. Up to 6 % of present-day Melanesians and Aboriginal Australians have Denisovan DNA, based on the Hebrew University.
I knew it wasn't broken, so one more time, another pull, another three hits and that was all I could take. That was all I could take. "I couldn't break my own hand!" The hand remained swollen for several weeks.
Dans l'autre rencontre au programme à 18h55, Lyon a également récolté un partage 1-1 face au Zenit St-Petersbourg. Menée au score par le Slavia, l'Inter a arraché le nul dans le temps additionnel ce mardi (1-1).
Electricity and telephone lines were cut off in Tirana and a number of other towns and villages, media reports said. Destroyed cars stand next to a damaged building after an natural disaster hit Tirana, Albania, Saturday.
In June, Trump said publicly that he was opposed to certain Central Intelligence Agency spying operations against North Korea. Maguire and the inspector general, Michael Atkinson, also are expected next week at the Senate intelligence committee.
Arsenal have the Ability to climb back to the top four at the Premier League on Monday if they take on Watford at Vicarage Road . Therefore, we've rounded up everything you might have missed from yesterday into one place.
Gassnola testified that neither Jayhawks coach Bill Self nor his assistants had knowledge of the so-called pay-to-play scheme. However, he played extensively in the previous season, including every postseason game en route to a Final Four berth.
Les appels s'étaient multipliés pour une "convergence des luttes" entre " gilets jaunes " et militants pro-climat. Ils dénonçaient l'envoi de lacrymogènes sur "des manifestants non violents et des familles".
Paris says she spoke with her grandpa only days before he died , and she told him how much of an impact he made in her life. The team moved to San Diego after one season and appeared in five of the first six AFL title games, winning one.
Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the Climate Forum at Georgetown University, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington . Other candidates score even lower. "Without money, we can not build, and without building we can not win", he said.
American Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Stosur
The final of the 2019 WTA Guangzhou Open will be played on Saturday, September 21 between Samantha Stosur and Sofia Kenin . Kenin, seeded third and into the top 20 in the world, is fast making a name for herself in women's tennis.
Killed in a shooting in SC
An eleventh person had minor injuries while falling in an attempt to flee the scene, officials said. No arrests were immediately announced, and authorities haven't said what led to the shooting.
Michelle Carter Denied Parole
Carter was convicted in Roy's death back in June 2017, but her sentence was pushed back to this year while she pursued an appeal. One day after Carter's hearing, the board returned its decision, writing, "The [Board] is troubled that Ms.