The Pentagon: The Pentagon After The Cold War

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The Pentagon Near the Potomac River in Washington DC lies the Pentagon. The pentagon has five sides of concrete that surrounds more than 6 million square feet, five floors above ground, two basement levels, and five ring corridors per floor with a total of 17.5 miles corridors. The Pentagon has a five-acre plaza, shaped like a pentagon and is called "ground zero," a nickname found during the Cold War. The Pentagon is one of the largest office buildings in the world. On September 11, 2001, 60 years after the building's construction began, American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and flown into the west side of the building, killing 189 people. It was the first successful foreign attack on Washington, D.C.'s governmental facilities. On May
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