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National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to Close Sept. 16 for Months of Repairs

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial will close beginning Sept. 16, 2019, for lighting repairs and construction. The Pentagon Memorial will remain closed until construction is completed in late May 2020.

This project will address recurring failures of the lighting systems in the pools under the memorial benches from water seeping into the fixtures. This project will also replace the entire electrical system at the Pentagon Memorial, including all of the bench lighting, as well as the entire electrical conduit that feeds power to the light fixtures. The projected completion date is May 29, 2020.

The project will begin with testing and the evaluation of new lighting fixtures against the existing lighting to determine the best solution. The Pentagon Memorial Fund will be assisting in the evaluation.

The closure will be initiated in two phases:

  • The memorial bench area will close on or about Sept. 16, 2019, and remain closed until the completion of construction (blue dotted line in figure below).
  • The Memorial Gateway entrance at the Pentagon Memorial will remain open to the public until Nov. 16, 2019, and then will be closed until the completion of construction (red solid line).
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The Pentagon Chapel, including the 9-11 memorial inside the chapel, will not be affected by this project.

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