Aug 6, 2007

Monuments: Washington’s perch in Baltimore’s sky

(Examiner) Long before the Legg Mason Building or the World Trade Center, a marble mammoth reigned supreme in Baltimore.
The Washington Monument has stood atop its hill in Mount Vernon for 177 years — a towering memorial to a nation’s first president and most revered war hero, George Washington.
At 178 feet tall, the once-dominant skyline feature is now dwarfed by many of the city’s buildings, yet it retains a stately posture and a popular appeal. Continued.

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