THE                       WASHINGTON                        MONUMENT                          BY JOSHUA MHOON             ...
Why Was the                       Washington Monument                               Built?                        • It was...
Designed by Robert                              Mills                       •   The walls are covered with marble         ...
Washington                           Monument Facts                       •   The cornerstone was laid on                 ...
Construction of the                          Monument                          • It cost $1,800,000 to                    ...
Monument                              Measurements                       •   Width at the top of the shaft is 34 feet 5   ...
The Flags                       •   There are 50 flags                           surrounding the monument                  ...
The Washington                        Monument Today                       • The monument is still the                    ...
Visitors to the Washington                               Monument                         • It attracts over 800,000      ...
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A Brief Overview about the Washington Monument for my 2nd grade project

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  1. 1. THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT BY JOSHUA MHOON 2nd grader, Beye School, Oak Park, Illinois Pictures From GoogleSunday, May 15, 2011
  2. 2. Why Was the Washington Monument Built? • It was built to honor George Washingon for being the first President of the United StatesSunday, May 15, 2011
  3. 3. Designed by Robert Mills • The walls are covered with marble • Total height of the monument is 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches • Height from lobby to observation level is 555 feet or 50 stories • Width at base of monument is 55 feet 1 1/2 inchesSunday, May 15, 2011
  4. 4. Washington Monument Facts • The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848 • Construction was delayed because they ran out of money in 1854 • They finished December 6, 1884Sunday, May 15, 2011
  5. 5. Construction of the Monument • It cost $1,800,000 to build it • The monument officially opened to the public on October 9, 1888Sunday, May 15, 2011
  6. 6. Monument Measurements • Width at the top of the shaft is 34 feet 5 inches • Thickness of monument walls at base is 15 feet • Total number of blocks in monument is 36,491 • The elevator trip is 60 seconds each way • The number of steps in the stairwell is 896Sunday, May 15, 2011
  7. 7. The Flags • There are 50 flags surrounding the monument • Each flag represents a state of the unionSunday, May 15, 2011
  8. 8. The Washington Monument Today • The monument is still the tallest stone structure and obelisk in the worldSunday, May 15, 2011
  9. 9. Visitors to the Washington Monument • It attracts over 800,000 visitors a year • My family will visit the monument for Summer breakSunday, May 15, 2011

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