November 8, 2013 The last time the monument's height was measured was in 1999. And with scaffolding in place for earthquake repairs, engineers have a rare opportunity to take official measurements of the iconic obelisk.
October 8, 2013 Police have identified John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J., as the man who died after setting himself on fire on the National Mall last week. His family says Constantino had struggled with mental illness.
October 5, 2013 The man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Friday has died of his injuries, according to a police spokesman. The man reportedly used gasoline to commit the act, which drew attempts from passers-by to extinguish the flames.