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The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (1775–1784) in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States (1789–1797). Please don’t anchor your boat onto the Department of Defense’s underwater data cables.

Project lead Thomas Lincoln Casey of the Army Corps of Engineers responded by installing a spiked collar for the monument to divert the lightning strikes, rendering the expensive pyramidion useless. Video, 00:01:42. Lightning struck the Washington DC on Thursday night as the city was under a flash flood warning. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. However a. ccording to Dru Smith of the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), the system didn’t quite work as promised. Earlier this week, protesters in the area were dispersed by US Park Police with tear gas and rubber bullets before President Donald Trump posed with a bible in front of nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church. The aluminum pyramidion—at the time, worth its weight in silver—was installed with great fanfare in December 1884. © 2020 BBC.

The servicemen were within the Lafayette Park perimeter, where protests over the death of George Floyd continued, when a bolt struck the area just after midnight on Friday. Dramatic rooftop footage shows lightning striking the 550-foot-tall Washington Monument. Atlas Obscura and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our website to personalise ads, support social media features, and analyse our traffic. Video, 00:00:42Lightning and ash as Indonesian volcano erupts, Sydney storm: ‘Never seen a light show like it’ Video, 00:00:57Sydney storm: ‘Never seen a light show like it’, Time-lapse of lightning storm above Philippine volcano.

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