Enith Ortega

Washington Monument

History

The Washington Monument is an amazing building and its a memory of our president, George Washington. The people who built the Washington Monument were Pierre Charles L'Enfant and Robert Mills.

Facts

Did you know that the Washington Monument is the world's tallest unreinforced building in Washington D.C.? The Washington Monument was built in 1783, when the Continental Congress appropriated funds to erect it.

About the Washington Monument

The Washington Monument stands 555 feet and 5 inches (169.3 meters) tall. Also the Washington Monument is 81,000 tons of stone. And did you know they build the Washington Monument because the state Washington D.C. Was depicting Washington as a military commander on horseback.

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Washington, D.C.: Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Arlington Memorial Bridge. IMAGE. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.

"Washington Monument" (Corbis/Royalty Free.) Reproduced in Kids InfoBits. Detroit: Gale, 2014.