Philanthropist David Rubenstein, left, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, stand during an interview with The Associated Press at the 491-foot level of the scaffolding surroundi

 

              Philanthropist David Rubenstein, left, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, stand during an interview with The Associated Press at the 491-foot level of the scaffolding surroundi
Philanthropist David Rubenstein, left, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, stand during an interview with The Associated Press at the 491-foot level of the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington. The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from Rubenstein. The Associated Press had a look at some of the worst damage and the preparations underway to begin making repairs. Stone by stone, engineers are reviewing cracks, missing pieces and broken mortar now that huge scaffolding has been built around the towering symbol of the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)