A Monumental Legacy

A Monumental Legacy (HM22DJ)

Location: Washington, DC 20024
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.393', W 77° 2.008'

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National Mall and Memorial Parks

The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers over Washington, DC, reminding us of Washington's life and legacy, including the capital city that bears his name.

The Washington Monument is closed until spring 2019
Mechanical, electrical, and computer issues have shuttered the monument since August 17, 2016.

Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein pledged funding for the National Park Service to modernize the elevator. Rubenstein's gift to the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks will allow the National Park Service to replace the computer system, add a remote diagnostics, refurbish the elevator machine and gear, replacing existing hardware, and install audio/visual screens.

Library of Congress, Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith
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HM NumberHM22DJ
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Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323638 N 4306522
Decimal Degrees38.88988333, -77.03346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.393', W 77° 2.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 23.58" N, 77° 2' 0.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50-98 15th St NW, Washington DC 20024, US
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