Tip of the Washington Monument

You’ve probably seen amazing views of the Washington Monument like this:

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Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms
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or maybe like this (and if not, then here it is for the first time!):

Washington Monument from above
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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.

Cap of the Washington Monument
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  • 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.

    • Jessica Ferrer

      No, didn’t know…thanks so much for sharing!