The Pentagon. By : Derek Newman B lake Vermillion Kevin Ciccone. History.
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The Pentagon was constructed on September 11, 1941 and was finished on January 15, 1943 in Arlington,Virginia. It was hit by a plane 60 years later on the same day as the first day of construction. The Pentagon is the headquarters for the Department of Defense. The Pentagon is virtually a city in its self. It has approximatly 23,000 employees civilian and military.
The Pentagon is so big that the corridors are 17.5 miles long and it takes seven minutes to walk between any two points. The building consists of five rings an A ring, B ring, C ring, D ring, and E ring, housing 17 other buildings.
During the attack on the pentagon September 11th, 145 people were killed. The flight hit three of the five rings in the pentagon but not many people were injured due to a renovation. It was hit exactly 60 years to the day of construction day 1.
ThePentagon is so important because its the home for the united states department of defense. It is considered a national monument and is located in the capital, Washington D.C. The monument stood proud until the day of the September 11th, 2001 in the early morning.