Alejandra Tafoya

Washington Monument

People Who Designed and Built the Washington Monument

Robert Mills designed the Monument in Washington. Pierre Charles L'Enfant built the monument.

What it is made out of ?

It was made out of rubble, masonry and granite and faced with marble.

Neat Facts

It was built in 1791. It was built in Washington.D.C. The height of the building is 555 ft and 5 inches and it weighed 91,000 tons . It is 898 steps up. So after construction they started digging under the Monument.

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