The Washington Monument stands 555 feet and weights about 80,000 tons. It’s the most visible and among the most recognized landmarks in Washington, D.C.
Actually, what you see weighs about 45,000 tons. The additional 35,000 tons comprise the weight of the underground foundation.
For any sufficiently great achievement, you can assume the invisible work will be nearly as massive as the visible. Don’t neglect to build your foundation with the strength you will need to support your goals.
[more tomorrow on the Washington Monument…]