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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.

3 Comments on Monument Completed

  1. That’s alot of stacking!

  2. That’s my birthday!

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