Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Stabilization, Preservation and Earthquake Damage Repairs, and Visitor Screening Facility and Elevator Modernization

Grunley has performed four projects to preserve, stabilize, and improve security for the Washington Monument. Under two separate contracts, Grunley performed perimeter security upgrades and stabilization activities to improve visitors’ experiences at the Washington Monument. Grunley’s third project was focused on repair damage to the Washington Monument sustained in the August 2011 earthquake. Finally, during our fourth project, Grunley upgraded the one-of-a-kind elevator system and constructed a new 1,000 SF visitor screening facility comprised of custom-glazed, ballistic/blast resistant glass. The new visitor screening facility features a series of interior partitions equipped with security equipment arranged to facilitate the screening process. During all four projects, the construction work was performed in a manner that preserved the historic features while providing the greatest benefits to this highly significant, visible and prominent National Historic Monument.

Project Details

Client:U.S. National Park Service

Location:Washington, D.C.

Sector:Museum/Monument

ContractVisitor Screening Facility and Elevator Modernization

TypeRenovation

Completion DateSeptember 15, 2019

Amount$12.2 million

Contract MethodGeneral Contracting

Architect Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP

ContractEarthquake Damage Repairs

TypeRenovation

Completion DateMay 15, 2014

Amount$8.7 million

Contract MethodGeneral Contracting

Architect n/a

ContractStabilization and Preservation

TypeRenovation

Completion DateJune 1, 2000

Amount$5.8 million

Contract MethodGeneral Contracting

Architect n/a

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