Washington Monument Height – How Tall?


Washington Monument Height

Washington Monument height is 169 m (544.46 ft).

Meters: 169 m
Feet: 554.46 ft
Inches: 6653.5 in
Miles: 0.105 mi
Kilometers: 0.169 km

About Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is a tall pointy building in Washington and is among the most famous structures in the USA.

A tourist attraction, the monument brings in about 671,031 yearly to Washington.

Also, the monument (obelisk) is hallowed within and has a staircase and elevators which visitors can use to reach the top of the structure.

Construction of the monument began in 1848, and had hiccups, due to war, lack of funding, etc, but was finally completed on December 6, 1884.

Furthermore, the structure was dedicated on February 21, 1885, with 800 people in attendance.

Notwithstanding, the structure achieved many world records after its completion, including becoming the tallest structure and building in the world, at a height of 169 m (544.46 ft).

The monument has suffered from natural disasters and the elements. One notable event that compromised the structural integrity of the building was the Virginia earthquake which happened on August 23, 2011, and produced 150 cracks on the building.

Nevertheless, the monument was not completely damaged and lived to be repaired another day.

Since it is such an important landmark, it is frequently maintained, through careful restoration practices.

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