Washington Monument

Washington Monument
CityWashington
CountryUnited States
Year1848 - 1884
Height169,2m
555ft

Realization

  • Architect:Thomas L. Casey
  • Developer:Washington National Monument Society

Building Info

  • Materials:marble
  • Height:169,2m / 555ft
  • Address:National Mall

Notes

  • On august 7 1786, The US congress decided to build a monument in honour og George Washington.
    In 1833, the Washington National Monument Society was founded on order to raise money for the monument. It wasn't until 1848 before the construction started and due to financial problems it took 36 years before the obelisk was finished.
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