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The Lincoln Memorial’s big renovation includes confetti cleanup

Apparently, gold confetti from Y2K NYE got all over the monument

U.S. Marks President’s Day Holiday Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

The big upgrade effort for the Lincoln Memorial is revealing all sorts of cracks, bullet holes, and even old confetti left over from the turn of the millennium. The Washington Post took a look at the National Park Service’s progress in the monument’s $25 million makeover, which includes the replacement of the roof. Workers are fixing up the roof now, and discovered gold confetti from New Year’s Eve circa 2000 all over the structure.

Other scars on the Lincoln Monument from over the past nearly 100 years happened during World War II when a gunner protecting D.C. accidentally shot the building, and when the 2011 earthquake. Read all about the extensive renovations here.

Lincoln Memorial

National Mall, Washington, DC 20024