7 Surprising Facts about the Pentagon

The Pentagon is the location of the home of the Department of Defense. There are roughly 23,000 military and civilian employees, as well as an additional 3,000 non defense support personnel. There is a metro station on the Blue and Yellow line.

  1. Size: There are 5,100,000 square feet of office space. For comparison, this is double the size of the Empire State Building.

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  2. Ramps: To conserve steel for World War II, stairs were not built. Thus ramps are used to get from floor to floor.
  3. Timeliness: On September 11, 1941 the groundbreaking took place and completion was on January 15, 1943. There are five floors above ground and a total of two basement levels. With normal circumstances, the building should have been completed in 4 years. Workers worked around the clock to achieve this record time.
  4. Nickname: Prior to 9/11, the Pentagon was dubbed “Ground Zero.” At the time of this origin, there was a belief that if Nuclear war erupted, the soviets would target the Pentagon first.
  5. Leadership: The over seer of the Pentagon also over saw the Manhattan Project. Major Leslie Groves efforts on the Manhattan Project led to the creation of the worlds first atomic bomb.
  6. Bathrooms: Upon the Pentagons creation the building was segregated, therefore 284 bathrooms were built to separate the black employees from the white employees.
  7. Corridors: The Pentagon is 17.5 miles long. General Eisenhower once got lost looking for his office while inside the Pentagon.
Talk to Nesbitt Realty to find a home with an easy commute to the Pentagon.
Talk to Nesbitt Realty to find a home with an easy commute to the Pentagon.

Source: “7  Crazy Facts About The Pentagon,” MRC TV (March 31, 2015)

Homes for rent in Old Town for less than $25 per month!

Does the idea of a rentals in Old Town Alexandria for less than $25 sound too good to be true? We got a list of homes for rent ranging from $8 to $25 per month. As you might expect there is a small catch . . .

The homes were offered for rent by John D. Normoyle in 1910.  Prices have gone up just a little since then.

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Cost of rentals in Old Town in 1910.

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What do association fees cover at the Watergate of Alexandria?

The Watergate of Alexandria offers townhouse living in the North End of Alexandria’s Old Town. Watergate residences are two and three-story luxury residences which fit well with the character of Old Town.

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colonial elegance at the Watergate of Alexandria

Association fees cover include the cost of:

Grounds

  • Clean-Up
  • Pest Control
  • Snow Removal
  • Supplies
  • Trash & Recycling

Repairs and Maintenance

  • Brick & Masonry
  • Driveways
  • Exterior Painting
  • Fences & Gates
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fish Pond
  • Garages
  • Garden Benches
  • Gutters
  • Lighting
  • Machinery
  • Plumbing
  • Pumps
  • Roofs
  • Shutters
  • Storage Rooms
  • Stucco

Utilities

  • Common Area Electricity
  • Sewer
  • Water

Landscaping

  • Design
  • Fertilizing
  • Mowing
  • Mulching
  • Planting
  • Pruning & Trimming
  • Raking
  • Watering

Administrative

  • Auditors
  • Banking
  • Collections
  • Engineering Studies
  • Fidelity Bond
  • Property & Liability Insurance
  • Legal Counsel
  • Property Management
  • Meeting Space & Services
  • Reserve Studies
  • Website

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Coming to a Metro near you: the Ballston Farmer’s Market

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Ballston Farmer’s Market is located at Welburn Square at 9th Street North and North Stuart Street. The Ballston Farmer’s Market features produce, cheese, breads, gourmet sauces, maple syrup, and much more! Plus free lunchtime concerts and chefs’ demonstrations.

The market is open on Every Thursday, starting May 2010 3 – 7 p.m.

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Find a home near Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church VA

Love to settle down with a good book? The Mary Styles Public Library is the place for you. Along with hundreds of books the library also has Thursday Evening Book Discussions and Senior Book Discussions. There is also a Twilight Club for all of you Twilight fans.

The book discussions do not require registration, however the Twilight Club does require registration. If you would like to start your own book discussion ask for one of the New Book Discussion Kits. Mary Riley Styles Public Library is also listed as one of America’s Star Libraries.

For more information please contact:

Mary Riley Styles Public Library

120 N. Virginia Ave.

Falls Church, VA. 22046

703-248-5031

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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Opening soon: the Fairfax Farmers Market

Located in the George Mason Square Parking Lot Across from the City of Fairfax Public Library

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The market is open Tuesdays, 8:00 am – Noon, May 4 – October 26

Vendors

  • Bees ‘n Blossoms —  honey, honey products
  • Bonjour La Parisienne — baked goods
  • Country Gardens — plants/herbs
  • Kuhn Orchards — fruit and vegetables
  • Level Green Farm — produce/nuts/ mushrooms
  • Mt. Olympus Berry Farm — produce
  • Westmoreland Produce — produce

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Gallery of Home Types in 22207

The homes of 22207 are some of the most desirable in Northern VA. This zipcode is found in Arlington VA from Yorktown and Williamsburg all the way to the Potomac River and the Potomac Overlook Regional Park. This area north of I-66 and generally south of Chesterbrook contains mostly single-family residences.

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What is the HOV Lane on I-66?

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I-495 (the Beltway) near Alexandria VA

Many states have the HOV lane incorporated into their interstate system. What is the HOV lane? Let’s start with what it stands for, High Occupancy Vehicle. This simply means that vehicles with more than one person can travel in the HOV lane. There are exceptions such as motorcycles.  They are aloud to also use the HOV lane, with or without a passenger. The concept is to get people to commute together, we also call this car-pooling, so it cuts down on traffic, emissions, etc. The benefit to the occupants of the car is getting to where they are going quicker.

I-66 has HOV lanes for your use. The I-66 runs east to west from Washington D.C. then crosses into Virginia. There are HOV lanes inside the beltway and outside the beltway. Below is how the I-66 HOV lanes work.

I-66 HOV Outside the Beltway

5:30a.m.-9:00a.m. – AM Rush Eastbound-HOV2 and Motorcycles Only

3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.- PM Rush Westbound-HOV2 and Motorcycles Only

All Other Time Slots-Open to All Traffic

I-66 Inside the Beltway

6:30a.m.- 9:00a.m.- AM Rush Eastbound-HOV2 and Motorcycles Only

4:00p.m.- 6:30p.m.- PM Rush Westbound-HOV2 and Motorcycles Only

All Other Time Slots -Open to All Traffic

Dulles Airport Traffic is always permitted for all traffic.

For more information on the HOV lanes for I-66 please contact the Virginia DOT at www.virginiadot.org. Always obey the rules of the road and have a safe trip.

 

Falls Church Teen Center

Falls Church Teen Center
Falls Church Teen Center

City of Falls Church offers a special place just for teens. Your teen can enjoy large screen t.v., pool table, Wii, air hockey, football, and much more.

The center is always supervised by the teen coordinator and is open Monday-Friday 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Everything is free so your teen can have fun in a safe environment.

For more information please contact:

Teen Center

223 Little Falls Street

Falls Church, VA. 22046

703-248-5307

 

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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.