The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is a large rectangular pool located in Washington D.C., between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.
The Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool is approximately 2,029 feet long and 167 feet wide, and is lined with marble. The depth of the pool varies from 1.2 feet to 3.5 feet.
The Reflecting Pool was originally built in 1922 and underwent a major renovation in 2012. The renovation included the replacement of the pool's original concrete bottom with a more durable and water-efficient precast concrete bottom, new plumbing and lighting, and the addition of a water filtration system.
The Reflecting Pool is a popular spot for visitors to take photographs and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. It is also used for various events and ceremonies, such as the National Independence Day Parade and the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. The pool provides a reflective surface for the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, creating a picturesque view of the two iconic landmarks.