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Originally posted by N_Jones
Yes the 5 in the equation is the number of sides in the building. I don't think I'm paranoid..... lol I just saw the number 921 and thought what would cause the designer to decide on such an odd number. This to me indicates that either he "picked" this number for an as yet undiscovered reason, or he was designing around something else and the exterior just fell out to this dimension. Either way interesting to me.
Oh just for the record I don't believe in coincidents.......
Originally posted by ghost
Here's the reasons for the five.
1. There are five main elements to defense: Command & Control, Communications, Intelligence, Security, and fighting forces.
2. The Five fighting components of the US militarty: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard.
3. Five member team of advisors to the president: Secratary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs, Army Chief of Staff, Air Force Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Operations)
4. Five major types of military operations: Defensive, Strategic, Tactical, Covert/Special, Support
Originally posted by dave_54
True, but adjust your argument that when the Pentagon was first designed and built the U.S. did not have a Department of Defense, a Secretary of Defense, or a separate Air Force. During WWII it was the War Dept., Secretary of War, and the Air Force was part of the Army. The 1949 creation of the Dept. of Defense was not merely a name change, but a whole new department into which the War Dept. was absorbed and few other agencies created or absorbed.
[edit on 22-6-2005 by dave_54]