The latest development in the ongoing war between the White House and the FBI is that the Trump administration is now proposing to demolish the Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C., that serves as FBI headquarters, and to replace it with a new building.
The federal government is now suggesting a tear-down of the Hoover Bldg, to be replaced with….another FBI headquarters. I can't imagine how this would make sense financially or security-wise but hey, I'm looking forward to seeing the report. Full GSA statement: pic.twitter.com/1GxvZdjew2
— Jonathan O'Connell (@OConnellPostbiz) February 12, 2018
It is a prime piece of real estate. Perhaps Trump can figure out a way to save the taxpayers some money by putting a hotel, condo, or office building on the property, and moving the FBI to somewhere less expensive, like the Virginia or Maryland exurbs, or to some job-thirsty rustbelt location.
Local media in Washington reported that the project could cost up to $2 billion, and that Maryland Senator Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer had been pushing to have the FBI relocated to a suburban office park. A report from the General Services Administration, which administers government real estate, to a Senate committee that oversees the topic proposes “a ‘nationally-focused consolidation’ that would move roles that do not need to be conducted in Washington to federally owned sites in Idaho, Alabama and West Virginia,” the Baltimore Sun reported. (Read more from “Trump Proposes Demolishing Fbi Headquarters” HERE)