National Park Service

Elevator Breaks Down at Top of Washington Monument

National Park Service says it hopes to reopen the monument Thursday morning

The Washington Monument elevator is at it again.

A spokesperson for the National Park Service told News4 the elevator got stuck at the top of the monument about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. No one was inside at the time and about 40 visitors had to use the stairs to get down to the exit, NPS said.

Crews are working on repairing the elevator and NPS says it hopes to reopen it Thursday morning.

In September, the newly upgraded elevator at the monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year, $15 million renovation project.

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