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Help identify this building please!

Postby paora42 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:35 am UTC

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 3e87c4fbd7

The large one, with the arching square columns!

I keep driving south past the arboretum heading south and passing it. It is on my left, at the corner of New York Ave NE and 1st St NE.

Anyone?!

There is a street view image of it too! In the middle of the intersection, it is located to the southeast corner of the intersection....

thank you!

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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby Carnildo » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:07 am UTC

That's the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, etc.

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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby wing » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:27 am UTC

Carnildo wrote:That's the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, etc.

AKA the Bureau of COOL AND MANLY SHIT. I hear they're also going to take over bacon responsibility from the FDA.
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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby Surgery » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:57 am UTC

wing wrote:
Carnildo wrote:That's the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, etc.

AKA the Bureau of COOL AND MANLY SHIT. I hear they're also going to take over bacon responsibility from the FDA.
Actually, more like the Bureau of You're Not Allowed to Have Cool and Manly Shit.

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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby J the Ninja » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:43 am UTC

Surgery wrote:
wing wrote:
Carnildo wrote:That's the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, etc.

AKA the Bureau of COOL AND MANLY SHIT. I hear they're also going to take over bacon responsibility from the FDA.
Actually, more like the Bureau of You're Not Allowed to Have Cool and Manly Shit.


Hence why it is probably best they don't handle bacon.
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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby benjhuey » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:00 am UTC

Hey, there's a McDonald's next door!
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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby paora42 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:35 pm UTC

hey! thanks guys! I knew someone on here would just know what it was instantly! lol

I've always wondered, it's such a cool building...

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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby the.coding.eye » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:25 am UTC

Surgery wrote:Actually, more like the Bureau of You're Not Allowed to Have Cool and Manly Shit.

Ugh. They have been messing up our High Power Rocketry by making it a pain to store the motors. However, we just won our seven year long lawsuit and have gotten them to declassify rocket motors as explosives. Now we should be able to store the motors without a LEUP (Low Explosives User Permit). :D
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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby obituary » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:49 am UTC

Lol, I live here and I have always called that building the "toilet seat."

(Not too helpful, but someone's already answered.)
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Re: Help identify this building please!

Postby Carnildo » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:10 am UTC

paora42 wrote:hey! thanks guys! I knew someone on here would just know what it was instantly! ¡This cheese is burning me!

I've always wondered, it's such a cool building...

It was pretty easy to find out: Google Maps had a link to a Wikipedia entry for the nearby Washington Metro station, which in turn had a link to a website with a map of significant destinations served by that station. I verified it by checking the Wikipedia entry for the BATFE, which had a photograph of the headquarters building.


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