The world's best memorials.

The world's best memorials.

The world's best memorials.

What we build.
Dec. 7 2005 7:03 AM

How Good Is the Washington Monument?

Our critic takes a walk through the Washington Mall.

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Click here to read a slide-show essay about the memorials of Washington, D.C.

Witold Rybczynski is an architect, professor, and writer. From 2004–2010, he was Slate’s architecture critic. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter.