Repairing the Jefferson Memorial’s article “Workers try to repair the sinking sea wall at the Jefferson Memorial” is documenting the $12.4 million repair project that the National Park Service has been planning since it realized the wall was sinking in 2006. Experts have discovered that the wall has been slipping away from the memorial’s north plaza because the timber pilings that were used to support the wall were probably not long enough to reach bedrock when the memorial was built in the 1930s and ’40s. The 18-month effort includes removal of the old sea wall and installing forty-one new concrete caissons; it is scheduled for completion next spring.

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