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A Monumental Legacy

National Mall and Memorial Parks

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 27, 2017
1. A Monumental Legacy Marker
Inscription.
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers over Washington, DC, reminding us of Washington's life and legacy, including the capital city that bears his name.

The Washington Monument is closed until spring 2019
Mechanical, electrical, and computer issues have shuttered the monument since August 17, 2016.

Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein pledged funding for the National Park Service to modernize the elevator. Rubenstein's gift to the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks will allow the National Park Service to replace the computer system, add a remote diagnostics, refurbish the elevator machine and gear, replacing existing hardware, and install audio/visual screens.

Library of Congress, Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 53.393′ N, 77° 2.008′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached
A Monumental Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 27, 2017
2. A Monumental Legacy Marker
from 15th Street SW just south of Madison Dr NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington: The City (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington: The Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington: The Man (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Monument (about 700 feet away); Washington City Canal on the Tiber Creek (about 800 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 800 feet away); Raoul Wallenberg Place (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
A Monumental Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 27, 2017
3. A Monumental Legacy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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