What the hell are those giant prongs over by the Pentagon for?

If you’re like me, you’ve been driving to the Pentagon City Mall, looking over at the giant prongs they’ve been constructing between the Pentagon and the Navy Annex, and wondered what they were for. There are three of them, they are about 18 stories tall, and their design doesn’t betray a thing about their purpose. I first assumed that they were some kinda 9-11 Memorial since they are directly on the flight path of the plane that hit the Pentagon. Then I assumed that they were some kinda airplane catching system to stop future planes from hitting the Pentagon. But I was wrong on both guesses. Turns out, the structure is a giant Air Force Memorial!

Personally, I think Air Force personnel should be honored, but that’s mostly because they’re are forced to wear those hideous, uncomfortable polyester uniforms all year round. The memorial officially opens to the public on Monday October 16th in case you were interested.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mike (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 10:30 am

    It reminds me of the Quake emblem…


  2. ed (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

    I personally think it’s a laser defense system disguised as a memorial.

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