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The Pentagon

The Pentagon serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. As one of the world's largest office buildings, it has a floor space of 3,705,793 square feet, or three times that of the Empire State Buiding in New York. The Pentagon houses a daily working population of approximately 24,000 employees, both military and civilian.

The building was constructed in the early years of World War II in the space of only 16 months, and was completed on January 15, 1943 at a cost of roughly $83 million. Its construction managed the consolidation of 17 buildings belonging to the War Department, and required 5.5 million cubic yards of earth, 41,492 concrete piles, as well the dredging of 680,000 tons of sand and gravel into 435,000 cubic yards of concrete.

The Pentagon Complex is composed of 200 acres of lawn as well of 16 parking lots, which hold approximately 8,770 cars. Despite 17.5 miles of corridors it takes only seven minutes to walk between any two points in the building. It houses more than 4,200 clocks, 691 water fountains, 284 rest rooms, one dining room, 2 cafeterias, 6 snck bars and one outdoor snack bar. Restaurant service is outsourced under contract to a civilian operation.

Over 200,000 telephone calls are made daily through phones connected by 100,000 miles of telephone cable while the Defense Post Office handles about 1,200,000 pieces of mail monthly. Various libraries are located throughout the building with the Army Library alone providing 300,000 publications and 1,700 periodicals in various languages.


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1986 map showing the general location of the Pentagon
1986 map showing the general location of the Pentagon

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