Tip of the Washington Monument Sam E. Guest Posts, Notable People & Places Fri Dec 27th, 2013 1 Comment You’ve probably seen amazing views of the Washington Monument like this: Library of Congress or maybe like this (and if not, then here it is for the first time!): Library of Congress But you probably haven’t seen the very tip of the Washington Monument. Here is an amazing, high resolution, image of the aluminum cap of the Monument. Library of Congress Amazon.com Widgets email Tags Washington Monument Sheila Did you also know that the aluminum cap on the monument had to be overhauled because of the lightening strike injury that changed it? AND that it changed again in 1985.