12 january 2017, 20:02
The website of the US state Department gives a definition of the National Washington Monument that's the official name of the Washington Monument
This four-sided stone structure situated in Washington DC in the Western part of the Esplanade, erected to the memory of father of the nation General father-the founder and first President of the United States of America the years 1789-1797 George Washington.
The George Washington memorial was created in the image and likeness of a classical Egyptian obelisk. The height of the monument is 169 meters high and it towers over the whole city being one of the highest stone constructions in the world. 50 flags surround the base of the memorial and symbolize the 50 States of the Union. If you go up the Elevator to the top of the pyramid of the Windows on the observation deck will offer views of the Lincoln memorial the White house Jefferson memorial and the Capitol building.
Let's learn the story of its creation
The unfinished Washington monument, photographed by Mathew Brady in 1860
About the Esplanade mentioned in the text see in the second part of this review. And while the Washington obelisk. The monument to George Washington is the tallest structure in the capital of the United States. And the tallest building in Washington is the Capitol which is just below the Washington monument but it was above the Capitol actually forbidden to build any buildings although in the current law from 1910 the name Capitol is not mentioned but are given only the numerical parameters of the maximum height of buildings.
Dolny detailed sketch of the Washington Monument 100 years about the history of the construction of the monument of its centennial celebrated in 1984 at the time he published the magazine America published in Russian by the US government. Here are some extracts from this extensive material the Magazine is America's # 337
The completion of the monument was preceded by a century of design expectations failed began the construction of the buildings including the quarter-century hiatus since the country was at war and was slowly recovering from a terrible Civil war.
It is hardly possible to overestimate the leading role of George Washington in American history. He helped form the United States in three important respects as commander in chief of the Continental army defeated England in the War of independence as President of the Convention which had made the U.S. Constitution as the first President of the United States.
Burrowing under side of Washington Monument
The first call for the construction of the Washington monument came in 1783 when the continental Congress decided that must be the equestrian statue in honor of the great General who had just led to victory by their army of volunteers in the War for independence.
But the new country had different objectives and.
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