Miniature Models to Cut and Assemble
paper model scale 1:1000
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.
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Dover Publications, 2012: ISBN 978-0-486-48281-1. Paper models ©Matt Bergstrom