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The Pentagon

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The Pentagon, located across the river from Washington, D.C. in Arlington, Virginia, is more than a power center assigned to the defense of the nation. It’s a small city in itself. About 23,000 military and civilian employees work here, walking 17.5 miles of corridors, drinking 4,500 cups of coffee, and making more than 200,000 telephone calls. The World War II era building is one of the world’s largest, with three times the floor space of the Empire State Building. Visitors can view the September 11 crash site and memorial; the Hall of Heroes, which lists all recipients of the Medal of Honor; and a display on the role of Native Americans in the U.S. military. Three sections of the dismantled Berlin Wall are also on view. Source: thedistrict.com