Yes, I saw this announcement on CNN last week. A few of us are planning to go up in the Spring to see it "one last time" before the beautiful campus is marred by construction. I can only pray that it is true that a great chasm exists between getting approval for construction and actually breaking ground. Would Obama consider such a thing? Who knows?
--- On Sun, 1/25/09, Michael Springate <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Michael Springate <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: What's happening to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington DC ?
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009, 3:15 PM
The federal government has gained approval to build a new headquarters for
the Department of Homeland Security in the nation's capital.
The "Washington Post" reports the three-point-four-billion dollar
would be one of the largest construction projects in the DC area since the
building of the Pentagon back in the 1940s.
Supporters say it will bring economic activity to one of the poorer sections
of the city, while providing a safe workplace for 14-thousand Homeland
Those against it, including historical preservationists, have long argued
the project to be built on the grounds of Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, would
destroy a landmark site with scenic views of the Nation's Capital.