The 555-foot white shaft of the Washington Monument is a recognizable symbol of the National Mall, and a lovely sight, particularly when reflected in the long Reflecting Pool at its foot. Development of the pillar to respect the country's first president did not continue easily. The arrangement was endorsed by Congress in 1783, however ground wasn't broken until 1848. At the point when the pinnacle achieved 156 feet in tallness in 1854, political wrangling and absence of assets ceased the undertaking for quite a while, and the Civil War brought on additional intrusion with the goal that the pinnacle was not topped until 1885, when it was at long last finished by the Army Corps of Engineers. You can even now observe the different phases of its working by three changes in the shade of its confronting stones; inside are engraved stones from different states, urban areas, remote nations, people, and municipal gatherings, a considerable lot of them benefactors who helped in its private subsidizing stages. You can take a lift to the exceptionally top for aeronautical perspectives over the shopping center and quite a bit of Washington. The base of the landmark is encompassed by a hover of 50 American Flags.