WASHINGTON, DC (WLNS) – One of the most recognizable monuments in the U.S. may not be as tall as first thought.
For more than 130 years tour guides and even teachers in classrooms have said the Washington monument sits at 555 feet and just over five inches.
Government officials now say the Washington Monument is actually ten inches shorter. No the monument is not shrinking. One person who helped get the new measurement says it is likely a difference of where the measuring originally started.