May 16, 2005
Is the Washington Monument an obelisk?
Posted at May 16, 2005 02:06 PM
Yes. And it seems to have been intentionally designed so.
... the Civil War interrupted construction. When Lt.Col.Thomas L.Casey, Mills' successor, resumed the project in 1876, he redesigned the monument to resemble an unadorned Egyptian obelisk with a pointed pyramidion. The original design was greatly altered, producing an unembellished obelisk...
Posted by: Heather at May 21, 2005 10:50 PM
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