The 555 foot tall Washington Monument is located at the west end of the National Mall and in a straight line with the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, the World War II Memorial and the United States Capitol.
The monument was designed by Robert Mills and was constructed between 1848 and 1884 with a significant delay in construction in the middle of that period caused in large part by the American Civil War.
The Washington Monument is constructed primarily of white marble from Maryland with some from Massachusetts. The foundation is blue gneiss from Maryland and granite from Maine. It is the tallest stone structure in the world.
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The Washington Monument has no street address. It is located between 15th and 17th Streets NW, and between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW in Washington DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Washington Monument.
Closest Metro Station: The Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is the nearest Metro Station to the Washington Monument.
Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: The Washington Monument is mentioned in chapters 1, 3, 6, 128, 129, 131, 132 and the Epilogue.