Politics, Weather, Photography, and the Dog
Thursday 31 July 2014

As a big Jane Jacobs fan, I'm very happy to learn that the FBI's ugly headquarters in Washington may be demolished soon:

This week came the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is leaving its home in Washington, D.C. While plans to keep the bureau downtown were always a longshot, a short list of candidates released by the GSA confirms that the FBI will build a new consolidated headquarters in either Maryland or Virginia. Washingtonian spotted the release and wasted no time in celebrating the FBI's departure—despite the fact that the move will send as many as 4,800 jobs to the suburbs.

That's how much D.C. residents hate the J. Edgar Hoover Building. And really, that doesn't come close to painting how passionately people hate this building.

Yeah, because it's a really ugly building.

The Atlantic's Kriston Capps, who wrote the linked article, worries that its replacement will be bland, and therefore maybe we don't want to tear it down? No. Tear it down. And worry about the replacement building during its design phase.

The Brutalist period was so called for a reason.

Thursday 31 July 2014 18:42:09 CDT (UTC-05:00)  |  | Geography | US#
Search
On this page....
Good riddance to a Brutalist nightmare
Countdowns
The Daily Parker +3243d 02h 08m
To London 15d 20h 10m
Parker's 9th birthday 258d 11h 05m
My next birthday 339d 15h 10m
Categories
Aviation (331) Baseball (110) Best Bars (6) Biking (44) Chicago (883) Cubs (197) Duke (132) Geography (326) Higher Ground (5) Jokes (282) Kitchen Sink (634) London (46) Parker (188) Daily (204) Photography (142) Politics (302) US (1075) World (251) Raleigh (21) Readings (8) Religion (64) San Francisco (86) Software (198) Blogs (73) Business (224) Cloud (89) Cool links (131) Security (98) Travel (191) Weather (682) Astronomy (80) Windows Azure (59) Work (50) Writing (8)
Links
Archive
<September 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
31123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
2829301234
567891011
Full archive
Blogroll
About
David Braverman and Parker
David Braverman is a software developer in Chicago, and the creator of Weather Now. Parker is the most adorable dog on the planet, 80% of the time.
Legal
All content Copyright ©2014 David Braverman.
Creative Commons License
The Daily Parker by David Braverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, excluding photographs, which may not be republished unless otherwise noted.
Admin Login
Sign In
Blog Stats
Total Posts: 4484
This Year: 382
This Month: 37
This Week: 2
Comments: 0