TIL: At 555ft, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world for a few years until it was surpassed by the Eiffel Tower.

Read more: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/washington-monument/#:~:text=For%20a%20few%20years%2C%20the%20Washington%20Monument%20remained%20the%20world%E2%80%99s%20tallest%20structure%20until%20the%20erection%20of%20the%20Eiffel%20Tower%20in%20Paris%20in%201889.%C2%A0

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  1. It just goes to show progress is always amazing. How quickly we went from flying to traveling to the moon is so super awesome when you think about what we have accomplished technologically.

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