Washington D.C, formally the District of Columbia, it’s our capital, where our government is, where our president lives, in the White House.
The Washington Monument, one of Washington, D.C.’s, most iconic structures, as well as its tallest, opened to the public 125 years ago, on October 9, 1888. This towering tribute to America’s first president took a century to plan and construct and wasn’t completed until the nation’s 21st president was in office. Additionally, the monument ended up looking much different than the architect’s original design. TOMORROW, we will find out why this happened, and learn more fascinating facts about the monument honoring to the man known as the father of his country.
In the panoramic picture above, we see the Capitol. The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop Capitol Hill, at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Below, a close up of the Capitol.
Below, another picture of the Washington Monument, the obelisk, and in front, the Lincoln Memorial.
Close ups of the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial,
President Woodrow Wilson,