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Old 07-12-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: It's in the name!
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This is just a tad breathless. FBI has had its share of screw ups and they are always rewarded with more, more, more. The more effective approach is to expand the influence of ATF, ICE, DEA, etc. instead of constantly thinking of FBI as the end-all be-all. They aren't.
Of course I don't think the FBI is the end all be all. But right now, they are in a building that is in pretty bad shape and it has been known for a decade. If the ATF, ICE, and DEA were in a similar situation, I would want the same thing. But right now, the huge problem on Pennsylvania Ave. is the focus of this topic and why the government is incapable of a solution that doesn't take another 50 years to solve.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:24 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Of course I don't think the FBI is the end all be all. But right now, they are in a building that is in pretty bad shape and it has been known for a decade. If the ATF, ICE, and DEA were in a similar situation, I would want the same thing. But right now, the huge problem on Pennsylvania Ave. is the focus of this topic and why the government is incapable of a solution that doesn't take another 50 years to solve.
And that begs the question of why the current HQ, which was touted as the epitome of design and function when it opened, is in such poor shape.

Actually it's because of the bugaboo of all new government projects of any type, deferred maintenance. No need to fix or replace something if it's not completely broken.

Oh, the Hoover building took 13 years to complete.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Oh, if only they had a campus down the road in Virginia that they could use in the short term. If only.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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Oh, the Hoover building took 13 years to complete.
Planning, design, and construction? Or just construction?
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Planning, design, and construction? Or just construction?
From authorization in 1962 until opening in 1975.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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GSA just told the Senate that they lost $20m when they cancelled the bid

https://twitter.com/jfritze/status/892762339040264192

Here is another tweet: Hoover Building has been falling apart for so long that the netting that catches pieces of concrete wore out and had to be replaced.

this is ridiculous!
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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Oh, if only they had a campus down the road in Virginia that they could use in the short term. If only.



Landover, you meant Landover.Small mistake.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Oh, if only they had a campus down the road in Virginia that they could use in the short term. If only.


Would that fit everyone? I don't think so. The ultimate goal is consolidation of all staff.
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.ce59398d8fa7
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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It will be interesting to see where this ends up and how they can kickstart another search. Will the original bidders respond after being burned once before?
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