Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Title

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Description

Stretching approximately a third of a mile from end to end, the reflecting pool lies between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Built in 1920 on marshland, the pool gradually sank, leaking into the surrounding land. In 2012, the pool was reconstructed. It now holds nearly seven million gallons of water and utilizes a sustainable circulation system pulling water from the nearby Tidal Basin.

Creator

Source

Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz, via Flickr. View original.

Date

1923 (Completed)
2012 (Reconstructed)

Physical Description

The bottom of the pool is shaped like a V with a trench running the length of the pool. It is 18 inches deep at the edges and slopes down to be 30 inches deep in the middle.

Description

Stretching approximately a third of a mile from end to end, the reflecting pool lies between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Built in 1920 on marshland, the pool gradually sank, leaking into the surrounding land. In 2012, the pool was reconstructed. It now holds nearly seven million gallons of water and utilizes a sustainable circulation system pulling water from the nearby Tidal Basin.

Creator

Henry Bacon

Date

1923 (Completed)

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz, via Flickr. View original.