As noted in last month's article, the renovation of the Pentagon is a major undertaking. The total renovation will take 20 years, cost $1.2 billion, and result in the 6.5 million-sq-ft building being taken down to the slab and columns before it is rebuilt.
The Pentagon is being renovated in 1 million-sq-ft wedges, with Wedge 1 currently being reconstructed. Wedge 1 was subjected to the typical design-bid-build scenario that most government contracts favor. The remaining wedges, 2 through 5, however, will be design-build, in the hopes that this will result in a better value for the taxpayer's dollar.