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Photo of the Day – February 27, 2010

The Washington Monument.  It is the most prominent structure in Washington and one of the city’s earliest attractions. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555’ 5 1/8” tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles.  On the west end of the National Mall built to commemorate the First U.S. President – General George Washington.

The monument is made of marble, granite and sandstone.  It is the tallest structure in Washington, DC.

Designed by Robert Mills.  Actual construction began in 1848 but was not completed until 1884 due lack of funs and the U.S. Civil War.  The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848.  A different shading of marble is visible approximately 150′ up shows where construction was halted for a number of years.

If officially opened on October 19, 1888.

Fifty flags representing the 50 states encircle the base.


February 27, 2010 - Posted by | Photo Tips, Walkway Into History | , , , , , , , , , ,

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