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Check Out Photos of The Pentagon, The United State Military Defense Headquarter.

Nathtoski5
By Nathtoski5 | self meida writer
Published 19 days ago - 8893 views

In what shouldn’t be a surprise, Arguably the United state has one of the best military in the world. America has more air units than any other country on Earth, with 2,085 fighters, 967 attack helicopters, 945 transports and 742 special mission aircraft, In 2020 alone America allocated a whooping $750 billion to the U.S. military budget. In this article i will be bringing to your view The Pentagon the headquarter building of the United States Department of Defense including all three military services—Army, Navy, and Air Force.The five sided shape building is seen as a symbol of the U.S. military.

The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense, The pentagon is located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the building was designed by American architect George Bergstrom and built by contractor John McShain.

Construction of the Pentagon started 11 September 1941{80 years ago} and was completed 15 January 1943[79years ago]. The building spans 28.7 acres (116,000 m2), and includes an additional 5.1 acres (21,000 m2) as a central courtyard, According to report the building cost about $83 million [equivalent to $1.13 billion in today value]

The Pentagon is the world's largest office building, with about 6,500,000 square feet of floor space, of which 3,700,000 sq ftare used as offices. Some 23,000 military and civilian employees, and another 3,000 non-defense support personnel, work in the Pentagon. It has five sides, five floors above ground, two basement levels, and five ring corridors per floor.

In 2001 the pentagon building was attacked on the 60th anniversary of the Pentagon’s groundbreaking, five terrorists hijacked a commercial airliner and piloted it into the building during the September 11 attacks of Part of the southwest side of the building was destroyed, killing 189 people of those killed, 64 were on the hijacked airplane, and 125 were in the Pentagon.It was the first significant foreign attack on Washington's governmental facilities since the city was burned by the British during the War of 1812. The damage was largely repaired within a year.Aerial photograph of the destruction following the crash of a hijacked plane into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

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