Thursday, December 28, 2006

Crawling into the Bunker

Via the Reed Construction EWire we came across a story by Tom Ramstack of the Washington Times on the new, 438,000-square-foot, $139,000,000 (up from 295,000 square feet and $104,000,000 just before 9/11) headquarters for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Now scheduled to open next February, Ramstack reports that it's the first structure to comply with all of the high security features recommended after the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. The result is the kind of moated bunker that has become the standard response to the threat of terror. Read about it here.

1 comment:

Steven Vance said...

So if I read that right, the aqueduct has no other purpose except to block explosions?

I guess it looks nice.