The Washington Monument is a cornerstone of American pride and a symbol of American power.
The site, however, has also been home to many anti-Semitic incidents and violent attacks, with many claiming it as the site of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
Now, after the site underwent a major overhaul in 2021, the Washington Monument’s owner, The Washington Post Company, has released a brand guide for the iconic monument.
The guide, which is available in multiple languages, is intended to guide visitors through each step of the renovation process, from the creation of the new exterior facade to the installation of a new flag pole.
Here’s what you need to know:Why redesign the Washington monument?
In 2021, The Post Company was awarded a contract to construct a $250 million renovation of the iconic Washington Monument in order to ensure that its historic, cultural, and architectural elements remain in place and in place well into the next century.
The monument was also intended to serve as a backdrop for a new, expanded National Mall and a new statue of Martin Luther King Jr. The redesign is the result of a collaboration between architectural firm Norman Foster & Mather, and architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.
The first phase of the project, known as the “Redevelopment Plan,” included the removal of more than 150,000 square feet of existing materials, including the original stone exterior facade.
However, the second phase of renovations included the renovation of a portion of the exterior facade and installation of the flags, the new flagspole, and the new granite pillar.
The renovation also included the installation and placement of a granite plaque, a new plaza, and a redesigned fountain.
What does this new design look like?
The new exterior design is much more visually distinctive than the first phase, as the Washington statue is no longer located in the same spot as the Capitol Building.
The new facade features a more streamlined design that is more visually distinct.
It also features a new and brighter, fresher marble color palette.
The new stone exterior façade, which was previously a red brick, has been completely replaced with a white stone facade.
The interior of the monument is now a stone facade that is reflective of the color of the surrounding marble.
The Washington statue itself is now completely white, with only the new flagpole and granite pillar visible.
The entire exterior has been updated, with a more refined look that reflects the new architecture.
The flag pole has been redesigned with a blue stripe in the middle.
The granite pillar and flags have also been updated.
The Washington Monument was designed by renowned architecture firm Norman Van Allen &) Mather.
The original stone facade, which housed the Washington flagpole, has now been replaced with the new facade, complete with new lighting and an all-new granite pillar for the new Washington Monument.
The granite pillar is a large white marble column that now features a gold-plated silver and blue color scheme, which reflects the design of the Monument’s exterior.
The marble pillar, which once was covered in yellow tarps, has replaced them with a bronze column.
The marble pillar is now also a gold color scheme.
The flagspole was redesigned to incorporate the new colors and to incorporate a new golden and red color scheme that reflects an overall more vibrant, modern look.
The flags, which originally were covered in blue tarps with a golden stripe, have been replaced by bronze flags, with the red stripe now reflecting the colors of the Washington flags.
The fountain was redesigned with new design elements to reflect the new, modern architecture and to further reflect the Monument.
The fountain has been replaced, as has the old fountain.
The plaza has been significantly updated with a new grassy lawn that reflects new lighting.
The plaza is now lined with granite pillars and the red and white flags, reflecting the color scheme of the current Washington Monument and the future Washington Monument, respectively.
The red stripe is now replaced by the blue color of flags.
The redesign is complete.
The statue has been removed, and there is a new granite plaque on the monument, reflecting a new color palette that will reflect the design and architecture of the future Monument.