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The GSA is auctioning off the Chet Holifield Federal Building, in Laguna Niguel, California. It is an 89 acre complex, with all the trimmings. Evil lairs are hard to come by. Don't miss out on this one. Bids start at $70,000,000.

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7 minutes ago, tous said:

Named for a California Democrat congressman.

Betcha Joe Biden can store a lot of secret documents there.

Mebbe he already has.

 

Chet Donnelly is best Chet.

 

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1 hour ago, Eric said:

The GSA is auctioning off the Chet Holifield Federal Building, in Laguna Niguel, California. It is an 89 acre complex, with all the trimmings. Evil lairs are hard to come by. Don't miss out on this one. Bids start at $70,000,000.

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What an opportunity for a closed society with retail and enforcement facilities all under one roof.  Any criminal enterprise or political party would love this as their lair.

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37 minutes ago, Eric said:

The GSA is auctioning off the Chet Holifield Federal Building, in Laguna Niguel, California. It is an 89 acre complex, with all the trimmings. Evil lairs are hard to come by. Don't miss out on this one. Bids start at $70,000,000.

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So even the feds have given up and are leaving California 

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If you hadn't told me what it was, I would have figured that due to global warming, Superman's Fortress of Solitude is no longer buried in ice.

Good find, As usual, I had to look it up.  After doing so, I'd have to categorize it as an expensive brain fart made by members of the more money than brains club.

Here's a few relevant excerpts.

  • The building was originally constructed in 1968 for North American Aviation, a defense and aerospace industries manufacturer, to house the company's corporate offices on the top floors and an electronics manufacturing plant on the bottom two floors.
  • The building's construction was undertaken at a transformative time in the defense industry: while it was still under construction, North American Aviation merged with Rockwell International, a manufacturing conglomerate that worked in the defense and space industries. But, Rockwell never occupied the building.
  • Perhaps innovative for its time, the building has more recently been described as "appearing to be one part government building and two parts apocalyptic stronghold", and as a "white elephant."
  • Designed to accommodate 7,000 aerospace employees, after the acquisition by Rockwell the building sat empty for several years. Rockwell eventually offered to trade the building to the United States government in exchange for three surplus government facilities of equal value located near Los Angeles International Airport. In 1974, GSA assumed control of the building.
  • Much of the building continued to be vacant for the next decade.
  • After GSA attempted to sell the building in the 1980s, it decided to keep it and assign agencies to it.
  • Today, the building's primary tenants are the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration for the Pacific region were once located in the building but have since been relocated to a new center in Perris, California.

  • In 2019 the Chet Holifield Federal Building was one of five California properties on the list of Federal properties recommended for disposal by the Public Buildings Reform Board.

Timeline

  • 1968: Construction commences
  • 1971: Construction completed
  • 1974: GSA assumes ownership of building
  • 1975: Used in filming of Death Race 2000
  • 1978: Building renamed to honor Chet Holifield
  • 1995: Exterior used in filming of movie Outbreak, starring Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo. Building signage stated USAMRIID.
  • 2003: Energy-efficient roofing upgrade completed
  • 2019: Recommended for disposal by the Public Buildings Reform Board

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Holifield_Federal_Building

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37 minutes ago, gwalchmai said:

Times are tough in the arch-villain bidness lately with so many of the major players moving into the government sector...

Rent it out for the minion "evil convention " maybe Scarlett Overkill will come. 

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10 hours ago, tous said:

Named for a California Democrat congressman.

Betcha Joe Biden can store a lot of secret documents there.

Mebbe he already has.

 

Question regarding Biden and secrets. Is there a difference between secrets and **** he just cant remember? And Which stack is bigger?

I kind of doubt that the old fool is even given access to anything that really needs to remain a secret for fear that it would just fall out of his pie hole at some public speaking event.

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