Tourists hoping to get a view of the nation's capital atop the Washington Monument over Labor Day weekend will not be so lucky this year.

The 555-foot-tall obelisk will be shut down for at least 10 days as technicians perform a "top-to-bottom" inspection of the monument's sole elevator, the National Park Service announced Friday.

The Washington Monument has dealt with repeated elevator outages this summer, forcing tourists to descend the monument's fifty-five stories of stairs to exit.

During the closure, repair crews will check and clean the elevator shaft and the strength of circuit breakers, and repair fans at the top of the elevator.

The monument was closed to the public for nearly three years following a 2011 earthquake that compromised the obelisk's vertical stature. Since it reopened, it has had to be closed for repairs 24 times.