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Dedication of The Pentagon (1943)

Jan 15, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The world’s largest office building, construction began on the Pentagon on September 11, 1941. Designed by architect George Bergstrom, approved construction contracts totaled $3.1 million. The original site for this government facility was Arlington Farms, which was shaped like a pentagon. This is why the building is shaped as such. However, concerns that the building

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Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri)

Oct 25, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Also known as the Gateway to the West, the Gateway Arch is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (JNEM) in St. Louis, Missouri. Construction began February 12, 1963 and was completed October 28, 1965. The cost? $13 million (nearly $96 million in 2012 dollars). Built as a monument to the westward expansion of

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