The columns stand 44 feet tall with a base diameter of 7.5 feet. Each column is built from 12 drums including the capital. The columns, like the exterior walls and façades, are inclined slightly toward the building's interior. This is to compensate for perspective distortions which would otherwise make the Lincoln Memorial appear asymmetrical. Seen here is the colonnade on the south elevation of the memorial.
Photo taken May 5, 2010.
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