Flag facts for your consumption:
  • 400-foot flagpole weighs approximately 420,000 pounds
  • There are two versions of the 60-by-120-foot flag:
  • 220-pound flag is flown during normal conditions
  • 350-pound flag is flown during harsher weather
  • Each star is 3 feet high and each stripe is 4 1/2 feet wide
  • 680 cubic yards of concrete used in foundation
  • Over 500 gallons of paint cover the pole
  • 11-foot diameter at base tapers to 5 1/2-foot diameter at top
  • Three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers reduce movement and vibration
  • Designed to withstand a low temperature of -42 degrees Fahrenheit