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This house believes that the Pentagon building should be deconstructed


Background and Context of Debate:

Prolonged existence of the building is insane


  • Berlin wall, a prominent symbols of cold war, has been torn down. Pentagon stands to this day.
  • No strategic significance. Pentagon shapes are the best (according to military theory) to defend. But c'mon, when there would be a battlefield in D.C., it would be the end of the world (as we know it) anyway, so what sense does it make to have a fortress in the middle of a city? Many of the key strategic decisions today are made in wide consensus, by a web of interconnected minds. Actually it is strategically more sane to have a dispersed network than one central hub.
  • Pentagon obviously failed in protecting the US from the attacks of 9/11.


  • The building's long corridors creates lots of workplaces for janitors.

Pros/cons of the actual demolition


  • The site would make a nice place for a park.
  • Building material source. The bricks or just pieces of wall could be reused for reconstruction of countries destroyed by questionable decision made there, much as the beams of Twin Towers were remelted and shaped into warships.


  • Some people might miss it. Some people may have connections to that building, and it would probably hit them hard if it was no more.

Aircrafts kamikadzing as a mean of Pentagon demolition


  • Way how to get rid of obsolete airplanes. Currently, there are lots of 'planes graveyards' around the country. When a plane would just hit the Pentagon at the end of its service life (remotely operated - or possibly occupied by volunteers).. why not.


  • Too noisy, possibility of mishit. The building stands in the middle of inhabited area, so it's obviously not a good idea to undertake such a pyrotechnic action, as fancy as it may seem. The dangers are just too high.

Explosive demolition as a mean of Pentagon deconstruction


  • Fast.
  • Cheap.
  • Workplaces for demolition workers. The cleanup would create jobs for demolition workers.


  • Noisy.
  • Dusty.


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