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.
It would be harder to get rid of than the obelisk or the Vendôme column!
It is a very large place; in the centre of it stands an obelisk, which is four thousand years old.
obelisk, tower, land, or anything for directing the course by sight.
At some distance on each side of the obelisk are two fountains, whose waters form a perpetual and abundant cascade.
He came to the obelisk, and leaned against it, overcome by a spasm of realisation.
This suggestion was soon spread abroad and it was estimated that for $60,000 the obelisk could be removed.
It had formerly a watch-house at each corner, as well as the obelisk in the centre.
"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.