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° 53.343′ N, 77° 2.016′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 15th Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington: The Man (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington: The Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington: The City (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Monumental Legacy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raoul Wallenberg Place (about 500 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 600 feet away); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 600 feet away); Yates Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Architecture • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.