Monument Completed

On Dec. 6, 1884, the Washington Monument was completed in our nation’s capital. Construction of the 555-foot-tall obelisk began in 1848, but a lack of funding delayed the completion for many years.


Made of about 36,000 stacked blocks of granite and marble, the Washington Monument by law will always remain the tallest building in Washington, D.C.

2 Responses to “Monument Completed”

  1. Flame Boy
    December 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    That’s alot of stacking!

  2. says says
    December 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    That’s my birthday!

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