The Washington Monument Cross Section - Green - Framed & Mounted Print

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Built to commemorate the first president of the United States, the monument has also become a hallowed symbol of the nation's government and the city in which it is located. Though the eminent nineteenth-century American architect Robert Mills conceived the initial design, the structure also reflects the technical knowledge and aesthetic judgement of Thomas Lincoln Casey, the Army Corps engineer charged with completing the project. Under Casey, a stagnant construction campaign emblematic of mid-century political and economic turmoil at long last produced the tallest building of its day and an enduring American icon.


  • The monument represents a partially-executed and subsequently stripped version of a design inspired by the Greek and Egyptian Revivals. Because the colonnaded pantheon called for by Robert Hills was not built, no Greek Revival influence is apparent on the existing structure; the completed obelisk is a product of the Egyptian Revival, and its Egyptian character was originally enhanced by winged globe entrance surrounds. The monument is also significant as an engineering feat: it was the tallest building of its day, made use of the famous column produced by the Phoenix Iron Company, and incorporated an early Otis Brothers elevator.


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