The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Monumental Legacy
National Mall and Memorial Parks
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 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); a different marker also named A Monumental Legacy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 700 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Architecture •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.