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By far, the most impressive monument was a massive pyramid in the Camp of Utrecht. Under the direction of General Marmont, the camp's soldiers built it to the "glory of the Emperor and to the triumphs of our armies." When completed, each side reached 150 feet high, and an obelisk 60 feet tall topped the pyramid. The four walls of the structure were composed of earth covered by sod, and bore a stone plaque with an inscription.
Just a few years after its construction, the name was changed to commemorate Napoleon's victory in the 1806 Battle of Austerlitz.
The original pyramid, which was made of earth and sand terraces in just 27 days, didn't survive very long, quickly eroded by unforgiving weather conditions. The original needle atop the hill was made of wood, but met the same end as the original earthen construction, strong winds and rain quickly demolishing the obelisk. Finally, a stone spire was constructed, but initial efforts to keep the man-made hill in good repair were met with continual setbacks, and the pyramid fell into disrepair for much of the 20th century.
Luckily, in the early 2000's restoration of the monument began, and the current pyramid is composed of lush grass-covered steps leading up to the crowning obelisk. While the structure is still quite delicate, thanks to the placement of a metal framework visitors can actually climb the central staircase up to the obelisk.