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The Monument

 

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  • The Monument was commissioned in rememberance of the Great Fire of London and stands exactly 62 metres away from the source of the fire in Pudding Lane.
  • It is the world's tallest Doric column and the world's tallest freestanding stone column.
  • inside the column there are three hundred and eleven stone steps winding continuously up to the top.
  • It is generally thought to be the first ever observation platform in the world.
  • The top was encased in a metal cage to prevent people committing suicide but this was renovated in 2009 along with the golden flame that its gilt replaced with 30,000 new flakes.

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31-07-2007 > Monument Shuts For Restoration

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Architect
Sir Christopher Wren
Developer
King Charles the Second
Main Contractor
Joshua Marshall
Renovation Architect
Julian Harrap Architects

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Reference No.
258
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
01-09-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Monument Street, City of London, London. EC3
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1671
Completion date
1677
Renovation Date
2009
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
62.00

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Primary Use
Monuments


Construction Cost
£13,700.00
Budget Date
1671

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