Architectural Form


Architect: George Bergstrom

Location: Arlington County, Virginia

Construction: Start date – September 11, 1941      Completion date – January 15, 1943

Materials: To conserve steel, concrete ramps were used instead of elevators. The outside walls are made of reinforced concrete. The Pentagon was built in “stripped classical” style, this style is often used for government buildings

History: The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. The Pentagon is often used metonymically when referring to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Purpose: The Pentagon houses the Department of Defense.

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