Dan Lemieux, manager of the Washington Monument inspection project, holds a loose chunk of marble that engineers removed Wednesday from the structure, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Washington. The chunk is about the size of a dictionary and weighs more than 10 pounds. Lemieux said his team removed two chunks that size along with many smaller pieces that were loosened during the Aug. 23 earthquake. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckols)
Washington Monument inspected for damage
Engineers are conducting a block-by-block inspection of the exterior of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.