This past week, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) approved a 17-and-a-half-foot-tall glass box for the National Mall. The box’s purpose? To be a visitor screening center for the Washington Monument.
The Washington, D.C. Metro area is going virtual, thanks to one Minecraft architect, called Thor_IAD. The player revealed his efforts to recreate the region in the popular sandbox video game on the Washington, D.C. section of Reddit.
Since August, the Washington Monument has been closed, and it looks like it will remain closed for at least two more years. During this time, repairs will be done on the structure’s elevator. There is no start date for the project just yet.