On the top of the obelisk is a 100-ounce aluminum cap, which acts as a lightning rod.
After years of negotiations and a tough journey, the obelisk was planted at the Place de la Concorde.
When completed with the obelisk inside, the vessel will be about ninety-five feet in length and fifteen feet across.
If a pyramid or obelisk mould, lift it carefully off the top.
It is a very large place; in the centre of it stands an obelisk, which is four thousand years old.
My blue-eyed friend erected himself into an obelisk of profanity.
At some distance on each side of the obelisk are two fountains, whose waters form a perpetual and abundant cascade.
Heliopolis is the "house of the obelisk," the obelisk being a representation of the sun.
This suggestion was soon spread abroad and it was estimated that for $60,000 the obelisk could be removed.
It went up the Nile as near to the place where the obelisk stood as it could go.
"rectangular stone column tapering at the top," 1560s, from Middle French obélisque (16c.) and directly from Latin obeliscus "obelisk, small spit," from Greek obeliskos "small spit, obelisk, leg of a compass," diminutive of obelos "a spit, pointed pillar, needle." Related: Obeliskine.