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1 The Washington Monument By: Cassie Garcia Lorie Lane Lorrisa Hales Ashley Taylor Started

2 Started Cornerstone laid: July 4, Capstone set: December 6, Dedicated: February 21, Officially opened to the public: October 9, Designed by Robert Mills. Total cost of monument: $1,187,710.

3 Dimensions Total height of monument: 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches ( meters). Total height of monument: 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches ( meters). Height from lobby to observation level: 500 feet or 50 stories ( meters). Height from lobby to observation level: 500 feet or 50 stories ( meters). Total weight of monument:90,854 tons Total weight of monument:90,854 tons Total number of blocks in monument:36,491 Total number of blocks in monument:36,491..

4 Materials Exterior: White marble primarily from Baltimore, Maryland; a few blocks from Sheffield, Massachusetts. Exterior: White marble primarily from Baltimore, Maryland; a few blocks from Sheffield, Massachusetts. Interior: Granite from Maine. Interior: Granite from Maine.

5 Interior Number of memorial stones in stairwell: 198. Present elevator installed: Present elevator cab installed: Elevator ascent/descent time: 60 seconds/60 seconds. Number of steps in stairwell: 896.

6 Administration October 2, 1888: Congress appointed the War Department as the custodian to the Monument. August 10, 1933: Washington Monument was transferred to the administrative control of the National Park Service.

7 Designed Started designed by Robert Mills in 1838 Started designed by Robert Mills in 1838 It rises more than 168 m (550 ft) above the city and is the largest masonry structure in the world. The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 and was not completed until 1884 The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 and was not completed until 1884

8 History Named after the first president, George Washington. Named after the first president, George Washington. Once the world's tallest building Once the world's tallest building Today it remains the world's tallest free standing masonry structure Today it remains the world's tallest free standing masonry structure Its the oldest out of the three presidential memorials here on the National Mall Its the oldest out of the three presidential memorials here on the National Mall Picture

9 BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY G. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, ISBN LC NA200.S G. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, ISBN LC NA200.S Exterior view of Monument in silhouette, p131. discussion, p130. Available at Amazon.com Exterior view of Monument in silhouette, p131. discussion, p130. Available at Amazon.comAvailable at Amazon.comAvailable at Amazon.com Ernest and Kathleen Meredith, Fairfax, Virginia. Slide from photographers' collection. Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Ernest and Kathleen Meredith, Fairfax, Virginia. Slide from photographers' collection. Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM.The Great Buildings CollectionThe Great Buildings Collection Artifice, ISBN Available at Amazon.com Find books about Washington Monument Artifice, ISBN Available at Amazon.com Find books about Washington MonumentAvailable at Amazon.com Find books about Washington MonumentAvailable at Amazon.com Find books about Washington Monument

10 Search the RIBA architecture library catalog for more references on Washington MonumentSearch the RIBA architecture library catalog for more references on Washington Monument RIBAlibrary catalogWashington MonumentRIBAlibrary catalogWashington Monument Web ResourcesLinks on Washington MonumentWeb ResourcesLinks on Washington Monument nument.htmlhttp://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Washington_Mo nument.html Technical Problems: NACC survey lodge Problems: NACC survey lodge survey lodge survey lodge

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12 TEAM PAGE Team Number: __ RoleStudentTask Reader Overview and Content of the Presentation Historian History of the Building Analyst Geometric Analysis of the Building Bibliographer Bibliography of the Project Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info

13 Mathematical Report Rubric Mathematical Report RubricBeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePointSelfAssessmentTeacherAssessment Introduction Not focused Focused but irrelevant Focuse d too long Presents a concise lead-ininfo4 Research Does not present With inadequ acy With adequ acy Presents main theme with excellence 4 ProcedureNotsequential Some steps Moststeps underst andable Presents easy to follow sequence 4 ResultsLittleSome Mostly comple te Data and figure complete4 ConclusionLittleSomeMostlyPresents main theme 4 Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info

14 Oral Presentation Rubric Oral Presentation RubricBeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePointSelfAssessmentTeacherAssessment ContentLittleSomeMostly Speech is clear & focused4 OrganizationLittleSomeMostly Effective beginn, main, end 4 LanguageLittleSomeMostly Words are specific & accurate4 DeliveryLittleSomeMostly Good eye contact, speed,volume4 Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info

15 Project Scoring System Name Team Score Math Report Score Speech Score Overall Score Cassie Lorie Lorrisa Ashley Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info


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