This must be the only time segregation ever benefited anyone -- when it is over, you get more bathrooms.
I'm going to guess this was done not to conform with Virginia law, as a Federal project wouldn't be bound by state law, and was rather done to conform with the prevailing racial attitudes of the project managers.
You know Ted in accounting has his own private bathroom he found on the 3rd floor of at the far end of the east side. So many clean seats
Is there an actual link to anything that states this definitively? Because normally the number of actual toilet cubicles/urinals are based on a numerical ratio to the number of people. So if a building with 1000 people needs 50 toilet cubicles, and then you segregate this into a building with an area for 900 white people and an area for 100 black people, you end up with 45 white people toilet cubicles and 5 black people toilet cubicles. There are double the number of toilet rooms, but not double the number of toilets. This looks like typical wikipedia experts making bad assumptions.
Hmm. I’ve never noticed that. There’s two per corridor per floor per gender. There’s 5 above ground level floors and two (I’m sure there’s more than two) official below level floors. So that’s 140ish bathrooms. There may be one or two here and there but even the generals offices don’t have their own bathrooms. I’m sure there’s executive bathrooms somewhere because I’ve never seen a General in the bathrooms I go in. Those bathrooms have between 4 and 6 stalls and 3 and 5 urinals. There’s thousands of people that work in the building so it doesn’t seem like an excessive amount to me.
But then again I’m not an expert on how many workers per bathroom is normal.
FUN FACT: The Pentagon has its own air system to insulate it from chemical attacks.
ANOTHER FUN FACT: Because it doesn't have too many openings leading to the outside, there are no windows that open! Meaning all bathrooms are using stagnant air! And what fucking happens when you work in a building where 70+% of the folks are athletic types that use a lot of workout supplements, and eat generally good but gassy foods? Literal war crimes to my nostrils.
TIL the Pentagon has been overspending $ since before it was even built