A few months ago, we got a glimpse of the amazing restoration work going on at the Washington Monument, which sustained more than 150 structural cracks during a 2011 earthquake. But a new time lapse from EarthCam illustrates the entire project in 80 seconds — and it’s awesome.
The project has taken more than a year to complete, but it’s almost finished: Next week, the final stage of restoration will be finished — and tours full of sullen high schoolers will commence once more. Check out the full video below. [EarthCam; DCist]