Pentagon Factoids

The Pentagon in Arlington City is the largest (at last count) office building in the world! It encompasses 6 million square feet of floor space and has a daily average of 24,000 employees. Originally, the architects were forced by the position of existing roads to use an asymmetrical five-sided shape. When the location was moved to Hell's Bottom, the shape was kept as it meant shorter interior walking distances than a rectangle. It also recalled traditional fortress constructions - fitting for its purpose. Eerily, construction on the Pentagon began on September 11, 1941, 60 years to the day before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Have you ever toured the Pentagon?