Washington Monument's Splendor
March 28, 2021
The majestic iconic Washington Monument is located at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. and is walking distance to the White House, Capitol Building, and Supreme Court along with most of the other memorials and many of the museums.
The five scenes of the Washington Monument offer a glimpse of its splendor that only an in person visit can fully capture!
The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation's capital. The structure was completed in two phases of construction, one private (1848-1854) and one public (1876-1884). Built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations, the Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father. When completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches.
For more than 200 years, the National Mall and Memorial Parks has symbolized our nation and its democratic values, which have inspired the world. It protects the National Mall, the great swath of over 1,000 greenspace acres in the middle of our capital city (Washington, D.C.) along with the iconic monuments and memorials.
Image created by USA Patriotism! using photos by Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.