Elevator Issues Close Texas Monument Observation Deck
The elevator and observation floor for the San Jacinto Monument, a 567.31-ft-high obelisk near Houston that looms over the battlefield where Sam Houston’s Texian army won Texas its independence back in 1836, are currently closed pending maintenance, Click2Houston.com reports. Before the closure, visitors could ascend to the observation deck, situated at an altitude of around 480 ft, to enjoy a view of the 8.4-acre reflecting pool and the Houston Ship Channel below. “Due to elevator issues and for the safety of our guests, the Observation Deck will be closed indefinitely,” museum staff said in an announcement on social media. “The extent of work needed on the elevator and the duration of the closure are still being determined.” Visitors can still enjoy the museum’s exhibit gallery. Admission prices will be reduced until elevator maintenance is completed.