Washington Monument

Location: Washington, DC

John Milner Associates Preservation, as sub-consultants to Grunley-Walsh, was retained by the National Park Service to prepare a Historic Structures Report and Cultural Landscape Report for the Washington Monument Buildings and Grounds. These studies were to inform the design of necessary new security design measures proposed for the site by the federal government, including Congress.

Dominating the Washington, DC skyline, the Washington Monument is a powerful symbol of the nation's capital. The site includes 106 acres of rolling, grassy parkland surrounding the monument within the heart of the city's monumental core. As one of the nation's most heavily visited and much beloved symbols, protecting the site and its visitors through increased security measures has long been a priority of federal security efforts. The HSR and CLR were to elucidate the unique and irreplaceable qualities of the historic site to ensure that they were maintained as part of the security design strategy.