DC's Union Station Undergoing Earthquake Repairs

9:22 AM, Dec 7, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington's Union Station is undergoing 10 months of repairs to its ceiling as a result of damage from the August earthquake that rattled the region.

Station officials said Tuesday that the main hall will require repairs to the plaster ceiling. Workers will soon begin constructing a scaffolding to reach the top of the 96-foot-high ceiling. Constructing the scaffolding is expected to take two months. Repairs could take another six to eight months.

Officials said the building, which opened in 1907, hasn't had such extensive repairs since 1988. The repairs are expected to cost millions, though insurance is expected to cover the cost.

 

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