Talk:Washington Monument

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Good article Washington Monument has been listed as one of the Art and architecture good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
February 3, 2005 Featured article candidate Not promoted
March 7, 2015 Good article nominee Listed
Did You Know
A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on March 20, 2015.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the Washington Monument, the world's tallest obelisk, sustained more than 150 cracks from the 2011 Virginia earthquake?
Current status: Good article

Vandalism (07/26/2017)[edit]

At the end of the introduction some idiot added this last line: "The Washington Monument is expected to re-open to visitors in 2019.[22]In 2017, an explosion further damaged the elevator and nearly killed six high-school students and a teacher, only to be saved by Spider Man."

This is clearly vandalism, could someone please restore the last usable version of this article please? --177.230.93.9 (talk) 00:08, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

 Done TimothyJosephWood 00:17, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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Lightning rods and such timeline[edit]

I am confused. The picture of the apex taken in 1934 clearly shows the corrosion that was under the gold-plated copper band which held eight lightning rods. The article says the band was removed in 2013, and goes on to describe the corrosion as if it were discovered at that time. Was it also removed in 1934, and then reinstalled over the (already) illegible inscriptions? Gimelgort (talk) 00:19, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Vesica Piscis added to Washington Monument landscaping in 2004[edit]

I added... Vesica Piscis In the 2004 grounds renovation, two large circles were added to the landscaping with the obelisk in the intersection or vesica pisces. (The photo was already there.) 73.85.203.107 (talk) 01:38, 6 March 2018 (UTC)