Washington Monument
An Educational Presentation from OnBoard Tours
http://washingtondctours.onboardtours.com/
Washington Monument
© OnBoard 2010 2
TheWashington Monument was built to
honor the first President of the United States
of...
World's tallest stone structure
• The Monument is the world's tallest stone
structure as well as the world's tallest
obeli...
Monument
© OnBoard 2010 4
• Inside the Washington Monument are an elevator
and an 897-step stairway. There is an observati...
• Pierre Charles L'Enfant the architect
who designed Washington, D.C.
planned in 1783 to have a prominent
statue honoring ...
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The Washington Monument was built to honor the first President of the United States of America George Washington. The Washington Monument dominates the Capital City skyline as a symbolic tribute to George Washington's military leadership during the American Revolution.

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  1. 1. Washington Monument An Educational Presentation from OnBoard Tours http://washingtondctours.onboardtours.com/
  2. 2. Washington Monument © OnBoard 2010 2 TheWashington Monument was built to honor the first President of the United States ofAmerica GeorgeWashington.The Washington Monument dominates the Capital City skyline as a symbolic tribute to George Washington's military leadership during the American Revolution.
  3. 3. World's tallest stone structure • The Monument is the world's tallest stone structure as well as the world's tallest obelisk.This 555 foot tall obelisk is the tallest building in the District of Columbia and by law no other building in D.C. is allowed to be taller. • The marble, granite and bluestone gneiss are used for the memorial.There are 193 memorial stones presented by individuals, societies, cities, states and nations of the world inserted into the interior walls of the obelis © OnBoard 2010 3
  4. 4. Monument © OnBoard 2010 4 • Inside the Washington Monument are an elevator and an 897-step stairway. There is an observation deck at 500 feet. At the top of the monument there is a nine-inch tall aluminum pyramid. Lightning rods at the top protect the monument from lightning strikes. The giant obelisk contains 36,491 blocks and weighs 90,854 tons. • An elevator takes visitors to the top to see a spectacular view of Washington, DC including unique perspectives of the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the Capitol Building.
  5. 5. • Pierre Charles L'Enfant the architect who designed Washington, D.C. planned in 1783 to have a prominent statue honoring George Washington near the White House and Capitol. • There is a Sylvan Theater an outdoor amphitheater located near the base of the Washington Monument, is a popular venue for a wide range of events including free concerts and lives theatrical performances, commemorative ceremonies, rallies and protests. Stone monument to George Washington
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  7. 7. Brought to you by OnBoard Tours © OnBoard 2010 7 OnBoard Tours typically combine a walking tour with a yacht cruise and short rides on a climate- controlled mini-coach. Check out our tours in: •New York City •Las Vegas •Washington DC •Los Angeles
  8. 8. Washington DC Tours Check out the following sites for moreWashington DC information: Lincoln Memorial - http://www.flickr.com/photos/96926231@N00/8259165571/in/photostream/ NationalArchives SmithsonianWashington DC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/96926231@N00/8259165987/in/photostream/ http://searchingdc.com/washingtondc/washington-dc-tours/ http://www.washington-dc-tour.com CONFIDENTIAL 8

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