I’ve been trying all day to decide on how to approach this piece of My Hometown. So, I decided to go with a few FAQs
Without a doubt one of the most recognized symbols in Washington, DC and perhaps the United States is the Washington Monument.
- Who designed the Washington Monument?
Robert Mills was the architect. His original design called for the monument to be 600 feet, but Thomas Casey who finished the monument was persuaded to widen the base thereby making the monument its current height
- How tall is the Monument?
The Washington Monument is the tallest obelisk in the world. It stands at 555 feet 5 1/8 inches tall and 55 feet wide at the base.
- Why does the color change on the outside of the monument?
There were two phases to building the monument. The first phase was done by a private organization, The Washington National Monument Society from 1848-1854. Continue reading