2012 July Wallpaper

July 03, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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In the spirit of celebrating the country's Independence this month's wallpaper is of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.  Happy July 4th!

Some information about the monument:

 

  • Total height of monument:[n 1] 555 ft 5 18 in (169.294 m)
  • Height from lobby to floor of observation level: 500 feet (152 m)
  • Width at base of monument: 55 ft 1 12 in (16.802 m)
  • Width at top of shaft: 34 ft 5 58 in (10.506 m)
  • Thickness of monument walls at base: 15 feet (4.6 m)
  • Thickness of monument walls at top of shaft: 18 inches (46 cm)
  • Thickness of monument walls in pyramidion: 7 inches (18 cm)[54]:85
  • Total weight of monument (including foundation): 81,120 long tons (90,854 short tons; 82,422 tonnes)
  • Total number of blocks in monument: 36,491
    Includes all marble, granite and gneiss blocks, whether externally or internally visible or hidden from view within the wall or original foundation.
  • Sway of monument in 30-mile-per-hour (48 km/h) wind: 0.125 inches (3.2 mm)

If you like these wallpapers, $1.00 donations are greatly appreciated.

 

 

 


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