Rainbow Fountain and Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
A stupendous shaft of granite, 555 feet high. It is 55 feet square at the base, 34 at the top, and terminates in a pyramid of pure aluminum. The cornerstone was laid in 1848 but with the coming of the Civil War, work was discontinued, and it was not until 1885 that the monument was completed. there is a winding staircase of 900 steps to the top, also an elevator which makes the trip every half hour.