Pentagon Remains the Largest US Government Building

Pentagon remains largest US government building
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The Pentagon is one of the most recognizable buildings in the United States. Its massive size and unique shape has always fascinated me, as well as its function as the headquarters for the US Department of Defense. The Pentagon is known as the “city within a city” because of the amount of employees that walk through its corridors each day (about 23,000 people).

For this project, I chose to diagram the Pentagon as though it were being seen from directly above. It’s made of five levels of five rings with ten corridors connecting each ring. Despite its size, it’s said that it only takes about seven minutes to walk between any two points. For this graphic, I wanted to keep it simple and clean. I chose to add a timeline as a supplement to give more background information on the building and age of the Pentagon.

Overall, I’m happy with how it turned out, and it gave me the opportunity to do more background research on something I have great interest in.


Fast-Food Industry Generates Multi-Billions in Revenue

Fast-food has always been one of the great loves of my life. When I was little, my parents would take me to McDonald’s if I’d had a good day at school or if we’d had a successful outing to town. My grandmother would treat me to Taco Bell when she would watch me on weekends, and we’d always sit at the same table by window to watch the cars go through the drive-thru. I had my first In-N-Out Burger experience when I was six while visiting my family in California, followed shortly by my first Starbucks. Fast-Food is something I associate with a good time, and something I continue to eat despite what the FDA says about its health risks. And I am not alone. Millions of Americans visit fast-food chains each day, making it one of the most lucrative industries in the world. This project allowed me to combine two of the things I love most in this world: fast-food and data. So let’s digest the numbers.

Fast-food chart