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Monument observation deck closed for repairs

October 27, 2014

The observation deck of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis is being closed as crews make repairs to sections of the 112-year-old limestone tower.

Crews plan to begin putting up scaffolding at the monument Monday. The Indiana War Memorial Commission said workers will inspect and complete minor limestone and bronze repairs as part of regular maintenance.

The monument's observation deck and gift shop will be closed during the work, although its Col. Eli Lilly Civil War Museum will remain open.

Officials say the repair work will be completed in time for electrical workers to install the thousands of lights on the monument for the annual Circle of Lights festivities on Nov. 28.

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