Pentagon locator map

This Pentagon corridor map hung on the second floor of the innermost A ring, close to where the hijacked airplane hit the building. Had the fuselage of American Airlines flight 77 penetrated further into the Pentagon, it would have hit the wall where this locator map was hanging.
The distinctive shape of the Pentagon "the largest office building in the world" with its five sides and five concentric rings is plainly visible on this corridor locator map. Completed in 1943 under the urgencies of World War II, the Pentagon was built to provide a central headquarters for an expanded U.S. military. Maps such as this are familiar sights to Pentagon employees and visitors.
Currently not on view
overall: 55 in x 58 1/16 in x 1 9/16 in; 139.7 cm x 147.40001 cm x 4.04012 cm
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September 11th Attacks
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Armed Forces History: September 11
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National Museum of American History


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