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Washington Monument
Code Number:
CONV01P13_05
Title:
Washington Monument
Constitution Ave. & 15th St. NW
Telephone: 202.426.6841
Admission: Free
Monument Hours: September through March daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Total cost: $1,187,710
Height of monument above floor: 555 feet 5 1/8 inches
Width at base of shaft: 55 feet 1 1/2 inches
Width at top of shaft: 34 feet 5 1/2 inches
Thickness of walls at base of shaft: 15 feet
Thickness of walls at top of shaft: 18 inches
Depth of foundation: 36 feet 10 inches
Weight of monument: 90,854 tons
Sway of monument in 30-mile-per-hour wind: 0.125 of an inch
Keywords:
George Washington Monument, Obelisk, Tower, famous landmark, memorial, Architecture, Washington DC, United States of America, District of Columbia, Architecture, Travel, Scenics, Structure, American, USA, Americana, Institution, American, historic, history, archives
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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