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Washington Monument

Washington Monument, Washington
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Quick Facts
CityWashington
CountryUnited States
Year1848 - 1884
Height169,2m / 555ft
Realization
ArchitectThomas L. Casey
DeveloperWashington National Monument Society
Building Info
NameWashington Monument
Materialsmarble
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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ArticleWashington Monument
PostersWashington Monument Posters
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