High Points in DC


Contemporary Architecture in Washington DC
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High Points in Washington DC

That central obelisk, the Washington Monument, is topped by a pyramid of aluminium? At the time the monument was completed aluminum was considered a precious metal. The pyramid at the point is lightweight and serves as a lightening rod.

The Washington Monument is the tallest structure in the capital city: 555 feet tall and 55 feet across each of four sides.365 steps up.  The U.S. Capitol building lies to the east on the horizon.

Plans are floating to open up the space around the National Mall eliminating the bunker of the FBI building and adding a Metro stop near the Jefferson Memorial.  Some contend that the redesign scheme will corral protests and public assemblies to a limited area?  What about our right to freely assemble?


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