A shorter Washington Monument
WASHINGTON- It turns out the Washington Monument is ten-inches shorter than when it was first built in 1884.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used new technology to measure it and found it to be 554 feet seven and 11/32 tall. In 1884 it was measured at 555 feet seven inches.
NOAA says the difference in height is probably because of the way it was measured back then.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
The Louisiana Red Cross gives out free smoke alarms in two neighborhoods
LSU to wear uniforms saluting fallen WWI heroes Saturday
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion ahead of Friday drawing
Power restored in downtown Baton Rouge after electrical fire causes hours-long outage
Frustrated commuters call for officials to "raise hell" after Sunshine Bridge closure