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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Quick facts about Washington Monument

  • Name: Washington Monument
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Built 1885
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Monument
  • Ticket price: Free

The Washington Monument is an obelisk constructed to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to the east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial.

The monument is made of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss and is both the world’s highest predominantly stone structure and the world’s highest obelisk.

When it was inaugurated in 1885, it was the world’s tallest structure, until 1889, with construction of Eiffel Tower.

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Interesting facts about Washington Monument

  • The Monument is built as a free-standing construction, which means there is no cement holding the blocks together.
  • There are 896 steps to the top of the Washington Monument.
  • The color of the marble changes at the 152 foot mark. Construction was stopped due to a lack of budget and when it started again they used marble from a different quarry.
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