The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument
A granite obelisk, which faced Maryland marble. The highest in the world. Its weight 91 000 tons and a height of 169 feet. Erected in 1848 - 1884. To climb to the top of the monument you can lift or take the stairs which consist of 896 steps. At the very top on the East side bears the inscription, which is translated as "Praise God". In the interior a huge number of memorial stones are stored.
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle, 02-08-2011

    Eight windows atop the monument afford the best panorama of the city. A state-of-the-art elevator makes a 70-second ascent from the ground to the observation room. -- Green Guide Editor

  • 30 Minutes Or Less, 02-07-2011

    Hot girls lying out are serious bang for your buck, but #DontBlowIt with that monumental fashion faux pas.

  • DC Preservation League, 11-05-2011

    Typically considered part of the Mall, the Monument Grounds are actually a separate reservation with the L'Enfant Plan. The obelisk designed by Robert Mills was constructed from 1848 to 1884.

  • DC Preservation League, 09-03-2011

    While often considered part of the Mall, the Monument Grounds have always been a separate reservation. The obelisk designed by Robert Mills was constructed over an extended period from 1848 to 1884.

  • US National Archives, 28-01-2011

    Scared of heights? Click on the more info link to see a photograph of the workers building the Washington Monument!

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