These are two amazing images that we dug up on the Internet. The first shows the construction of a concrete foundation for the structure. The second shows the team digging down to make the foundation.

Washington Monument foundation
Washington Monument foundation
digging the Washington Monument foundation
digging the Washington Monument foundation

Source: Digital History Project

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.
  • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Gilbert

    Interesting that the view in the distance is so empty that it might as well be the Texas panhandle.