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
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digging the Washington Monument foundation
digging the Washington Monument foundation
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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.