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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 United States 14% 20% 16% north east south east west coast represented Washington Monument Time Taken to Comlete Monument (Begining to end) Costs + Funding Fun Facts Designer Size - Robert Mills' entry won the design contest- Origional design was not used due to lack of funding - Made to honor George Washington- Origional design includes statues, a greek-like temple and an oblisk - 555 feet 5 1/8 inches tall from top to bottom- Weighed 90,854 tons- 36,491 blocks used to build it- 55 feet 1 1/2 inch width at the base- By Law, no building is allowed to be taller - The bottom 1/3 of the monument is a slightly different color than the top from when they had a pause in work, for almost 20 years- The original elevator in the monument was thought to be dangerous, so only men were allowed to rind it. Women and children had to climb all 897 stairs- Monument is made out of marble, granite and limestone- In 1848, when the corner stone ceremony was held, Abraham Lincoln was there - Funded by donations- Lost funding in 1854- Started back up in 1876- $1,187,710 was the overall cost Inspiration 1845 - Idea for a monument began1860 - Funds dropped off and construction stopped for a period of time1884 - Continued building and finished it almost completely1959 - Finishing factors were added2011 - Monument was opened to the public north west Donations HERE! Sources:
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