The National Park Service said Monday that the Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely and that the 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August had done more damage to it than had been previously disclosed.
While Fox News may have falsely reported the Washington Monument was leaning to the right (Freudian slip?) - it does appear that the site did suffer damage.
According to the Washington Post, “the National Park Service says the Washington Monument may have suffered cracks near its top during Tuesday’s earthquake, and the monument could be closed indefinitely.”
Until the final determination, the monument will remain closed.