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After huge White House construction job, West Wing emerges little changed (Obama's New Bunker!)
AP, via WaPo ^ | September 12, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/13/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown.

After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery.

As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends, the mystery deepens as to what was actually built there--and what's coming next.

As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends, the mystery deepens as to what was actually built there--and what's coming next.

Plus, if you ask what the next phase is in this massive, four-year project, the official answer is “TBD” — to be determined.

The construction project — officially a long overdue upgrade of White House utilities — began in September 2010 with the excavation of a huge, multistory pit in front of the West Wing, wrapping around to include West Executive Avenue, the street that separates the White House from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. A tall, green construction fence sprang up that blocked America’s most famous office complex from public view.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bunker; gsa; whitehouse
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To: SMARTY
Years ago when the US had a new embassy built in Mosocw, it was discovered to be so thoroughly bugged during construction that it could not be reliably debugged. The building was never used. I do not doubt the democrats will try the same thing with the White House. They are after all Soviets under the skin.
21 posted on 09/13/2012 12:52:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I remember that and I was amazed at what it cost us to abandon the originally planned facility and start over.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 12:57:26 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: isthisnickcool

Do I need a secret decoder ring? ;-)


23 posted on 09/13/2012 1:08:03 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

You probably do. But, this is where Superobama can meet with the other super heroes . . . you know, Superman, Spider Man, and the Green Lantern . . . without them being detected.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 1:27:24 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Tunehead54

You probably do. But, this is where Superobama can meet with the other super heroes . . . you know, Superman, Spider Man, and the Green Lantern . . . without them being detected.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Timber Rattler

An indoor golf practice range, a basketball bookie parlor, a hydroponic choom garden, the Soros teleconference center, and a big ole Vegas style buffet for Moochey.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 1:28:43 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Sacajaweau
Heard that underground is just a room with an empty chair.

Very good!

I heard it was to re-orient a replica Oval Office with Mecca.

27 posted on 09/13/2012 1:31:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: grobdriver

Might be where he coordinates the terrorist attacks on our embassies.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 9:28:05 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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