Should the FBI building come down?


Is it time for the FBI headquarters building to go missing?

The folks over at asked readers today to name a building they’d like to see erased from the DC skyline, and the results could spark a federal investigation.

Most readers called for the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building to be torn down. The headquarters building, built between 1967 and 1974, is made of poured concrete in the Brutalist architectural style that was popular at the time but has since gone out of fashion.

Other readers suggested that what the building really needs is an overhaul, not a demolition, pointing out that restoring outdated buildings is not only environmentally preferable but a big source of revenue to the district.

So what do you think? Are there worse offenders out there than the FBI building, and is the best solution to tear down or fix up these outdated structures?


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