Presentation on theme: "The Washington Monument"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Washington Monument By: Cassie GarciaLorie LaneLorrisa HalesAshley TaylorStarted
2 Started Cornerstone laid: July 4, 1848. Capstone set: December 6, 1884.Dedicated: February 21, 1885.Officially opened to the public: October 9, 1888.Designed by Robert Mills.Total cost of monument: $1,187,710.
3 DimensionsTotal height of monument: 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches ( meters).Height from lobby to observation level: 500 feet or 50 stories ( meters).Total weight of monument:90,854 tonsTotal number of blocks in monument:36,491..
4 MaterialsExterior: White marble primarily from Baltimore, Maryland; a few blocks from Sheffield, Massachusetts.Interior: Granite from Maine.
5 Interior Number of memorial stones in stairwell: 198. Present elevator installed: 1998.Present elevator cab installed: 2001.Elevator ascent/descent time: 60 seconds/60 seconds.Number of steps in stairwell: 896.
6 AdministrationOctober 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 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
8 History Named after the first president, George Washington. PictureNamed after the first president, George Washington.Once the world's tallest buildingToday it remains the world's tallest free standing masonry structureIt’s the oldest out of the three presidential memorials here on the National Mall
9 BIBLIOGRAPHYG. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, ISBN LC NA200.SExterior view of Monument in silhouette, p131. discussion, p130. Available at Amazon.comErnest and Kathleen Meredith, Fairfax, Virginia. Slide from photographers' collection. Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM.Artifice, ISBN — Available at Amazon.com Find books about Washington Monument
10 Search the RIBA architecture library catalog for more references on Washington Monument Web ResourcesLinks on Washington MonumentTechnical Problems: NACC survey lodge
12 Role Student Task TEAM PAGE Team Number: __ Reader Historian Analyst Web QuestRoleStudentTaskReaderOverview andContent of the PresentationHistorianHistory of theBuildingAnalystGeometric Analysis of theBibliographerBibliography of the ProjectIntroductionTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionContact Info
13 Mathematical Report Rubric Web QuestBeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePointSelfAssessmentTeacherIntroductionNot focusedFocused but irrelevantFocusedtoo longPresents a conciselead-ininfo4ResearchDoes notpresentWith inadequacyWith adequacyPresentsmain themewith excellenceProcedureNotsequentialSome stepsMoststepsunderstandableeasy tofollow sequenceResultsLittleSomeMostly completeData and figurecompleteConclusionMostlyIntroductionTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionContact Info
14 Oral Presentation Rubric Web QuestBeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePointSelfAssessmentTeacherContentLittleSomeMostlySpeech is clear &focused4OrganizationEffective beginn, main, endLanguageWords are specific &accurateDeliveryGood eye contact,speed,volumeIntroductionTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionContact Info
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