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Massachusetts contractor chosen for Washington Monument repair

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor to repair the Washington Monument’s earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site.

Perini Management Services Inc. of Framingham beat out two other bidders on Wednesday to win a $9.6 million contract that includes extensive repairs to the monument’s stonework. It will involve building massive scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall monument, sealing cracks inside and out, repointing the mortar, cleaning the exterior, and strengthening weak spots with metal brackets. The total cost of repairs, including work already completed, is $15 million.

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