From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In popular culture
As a landmark of the U.S. capital, the Washington Monument has been featured in film and television depictions. The symbolic meaning of the shape is referenced in the novel The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
Target for destruction
The monument is a target for destruction in sci-fi/disaster films, comics and video games. It is destroyed in sci-fi/disaster films such Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (by a saucer crashing), Mars Attacks! (by invading Martians) and 2012 (by a magnitude 9.4 earthquake).
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