Sunday, February 14, 2010

History of Monumen Nasional(Monas)

he National Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Nasional (Monas)) is a 422 ft (128.7 m) tower in Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia's independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Sukarno and the monument was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil.

Monumen Nasional

Monumen Nasional
Location Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Started 17 August 1961
Inaugurated 12 July 1975
Height 128.7m
Main contractor P.N. Adhi Karya
(foundation piles)
Design team
Architect Frederich Silaban,
R.M. Soedarsono

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