Design Ideas from Our National Reflecting Pool

The most well known reflecting pool in the United States is the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. This huge rectangular pool measures a little more than 2,000 feet long and is 167 feet wide and spans the length between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. 

 It reflects both facades of these structures which is a magnificent sight to behold, especially at night.  Its excellent mirroring quality is due to the fact that it is only 30 inches deep at its deepest point!

In addition, the interior finish of the pool is a dark color with hardly any lighting. This makes a dramatic contrast to the adjacent light stone buildings. At night these structures are illuminated and the light bounces off the dark, still water, creating a spectacular reflection. This also works during the day when direct sunlight strikes the buildings.


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  2. Having visited Washington DC and having gone sightseeing at night everything was AMAZING. Standing in and in one straight line you have the monument, reflecting pool and capital that all are illuminated with light. It was a great sight to see and a beautiful representation of our nationals capital.

  3. I would go to DC just to see this one sight....your recommendation is greatly appreciated!

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