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Philanthropist Puts Up Millions to Renovate Washington Monument Elevator

Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein has pledged the funding needed to fix the elevator at the Washington Monument, which was forced to shut its doors several months ago due to the elevator's mechanical failures. The National Parks Service shuttered the more than 550-foot-tall monument to George Washington on August 17 after numerous elevator failures left tourists stranded on its observation deck. The $2 million to $3 million gift from Rubenstein will allow the NPS to...

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