Archinect - News 2015-08-30T08:16:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/127787413/buckminster-fuller-s-fbi-file-revealed Buckminster Fuller's FBI file revealed Alexander Walter 2015-05-22T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-24T03:36:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0cb665d596af7dc921ed11d9775e5120.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In response to a freedom of information request I filed with the FBI in June of 2014, the agency has finally released 44 heavily redacted pages. Why would the FBI have a file on Bucky Fuller? Well, for one thing, he was a counterculture icon with unconventional ideas about resource allocation, environmental conservation, and globalization. And as we know, the FBI has historically been rather uncomfortable with counterculture icons.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/66647528/government-offers-to-swap-for-a-new-f-b-i-headquarters Government Offers to Swap for a New F.B.I. Headquarters Archinect 2013-01-31T18:05:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:12:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/666d0fac51f760b0b6091449a68e1ffe.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For nearly 40 years, the F.B.I. has had its headquarters in a massive example of Brutalist architecture on Pennsylvania Avenue. But the federal government hopes to swap the building and its prime location for a sprawling new home in the suburbs, and there seem to be plenty of developers eager to help make that happen.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The General Services Administration, the federal government&rsquo;s landlord, held an &ldquo;industry day&rdquo; this month to lay out its wish list for new F.B.I. headquarters, drawing more than 450 interested developers, architects, brokers and consultants.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60315315/preservationists-back-out-before-fight-over-fbi-s-hoover-building-even-begins Preservationists back out before fight over FBI’s Hoover Building even begins Alexander Walter 2012-10-29T17:09:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T20:30:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8ac33090a31037023c02ee573a68742.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The public doesn&rsquo;t typically consider the Brutalist buildings historical &mdash; they consider them ugly. The Hoover Building in particular was named the ugliest building on Earth earlier this year by a travel Web site. And now that Penn Quarter has evolved into a posh residential community, neighbors of the building want it gone.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>