Mount Vernon uses lasers to scan mansion down to the nailBreaking News
tags: architecture, George Washington, Mount Vernon
It's one of the first questions that occurs to a visitor at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate: How much of the mansion really dates back to Washington's time, and how much has been replaced?
The estate is in the midst of a project that will help answer that question, down to every nail in the floorboards.
Architects and preservationists are at the estate building a computerized database of every piece of the mansion. Laser scans are recording three-dimensional images to the tiniest detail, and workers are crawling on their hands and knees to photograph and document key components.
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