July 6, 2015 – A ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the completion of the Washington Monument’s restoration on it’s bicentennial anniversary.
On July 4, 2015, the bicentennial of the laying of its cornerstone, the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place was re-dedicated and re-opened to the public during the Monumental Bicentennial Celebration.
Hundreds gathered for the celebration and to take a look at what the newly restored piece of Baltimore history has to offer. Now open to the public after being closed for nearly 5 years prior to the restoration, visitors have the opportunity to climb the 227 steps to the top of the monument and observe the completely renovated museum space located at the monument’s base.
The ribbon-cutting, celebrating the re-opening of the newly restored Washington Monument, marks the completion of a year and a half of restorations. The work was completed in time to celebrate the monument’s 200th birthday and Fourth of July.
As construction manager for the restoration, Lewis Contractors completed the nearly $6M worth of renovations which included a complete restoration of the monument’s exterior and interior.
On behalf of the restoration teams, Lewis Contractors would like to congratulate the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy on the re-dedication and re-opening of the first monument honoring our country’s first president.
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