Washington Monument Visitor Screening Facility and Elevator Modernization
Location: National Mall, Washington DC
Owner:U.S. National Park Service
Architect:Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
Date of Completion:04/2019
Grunley will construct a new visitor screening facility and rehabilitate the elevator at the Washington Monument. All construction work will be performed in a manner that provides the greatest benefit to this highly significant, visible and prominent site. Project work will include demolition of the existing 450 SF visitor screening facility that is located against the base of the Monument and replacing it with a new 1,000 SF structure on the east side of the Monument. The new facility will be constructed of a custom glazed exterior envelope, with ballistic and blast protections and a series of interior partitions equipped with all security equipment arranged to facilitate the screening process. The new facility will also include heavy steel construction and concrete foundation work. The elevator will undergo repairs, upgrades and modernization that will require the removal of out-of-date system components.