Work begins today on an eighteen month refurbishment for the Monument. Completed in 1677, the Monument commemorates the Great Fire of London.
The City of London Corporation is funding a £4.5 million project which will clean and repair the Monument’s stonework, re-guild the orb at the top, and add new visitor facilities. The renewed Monument will open in early 2009.
Meanwhile, you can track the project’s progress at Monument Restoration