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build your own washington monument postcardBuild Your Own Washington Monument Postcard

This 555-foot marble obelisk was the tallest structure in the world when it was finished, and remains the world’s tallest stone column. The monument was begun in 1848, but political disputes, a lack of funds, and later the Civil War, stalled construction for over 20 years. The original design featured a round colonnade at the base, with a bronze statue of Washington in a chariot, but when construction resumed the monument was altered to a simple obelisk. This card includes all pieces and instructions necessary to make a complete paper model at 1:1500 scale, approx. 4.5" tall. It is mailable, with space on the reverse for a stamp, address and a message. Each card also includes a short but informative description of the landmark the model represents. Instructions are included in the form of multi-lingual isometric diagrams.  Build Your Own Chicago and Build Your Own New York series are also available.

Size: card--4-5/8" x 6-3/4"

Design: Matt Bergstrom

Code: 31679

Member price: $1.80


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