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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1792, the White House cornerstone was laid, setting up a grand tradition of laying things in the Oval Office   (history.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, White House, President of the United States, Washington, D.C., President John Adams, Major restoration, Pennsylvania Avenue, white-gray Virginia freestone, red brick of nearby buildings  
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2021-10-13 12:28:50 PM  
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2021-10-13 1:51:36 PM  
Turned out it was a firetrap.
 
2021-10-13 1:52:52 PM  

kdawg7736: [th.bing.com image 474x622]


"Moral and Religious"... So, Adams is saying those are two different things?  These days, that Venn diagram is two circles with no intersection.
 
2021-10-13 2:01:32 PM  
I thought the Oval Office didn't have corners.
 
2021-10-13 2:08:50 PM  

Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.


More than once, it turns out.
 
2021-10-13 2:10:16 PM  

skyotter: I thought the Oval Office didn't have corners.


They didn't cut corners during construction
 
2021-10-13 2:12:57 PM  
It was the oral office under Clinton.
 
2021-10-13 2:15:02 PM  

kdawg7736: [th.bing.com image 474x622]


*the heathens can get farked, no constitution for U.  Not yours.
 
2021-10-13 2:20:06 PM  

serfdood: It was the oral office under Clinton.


Under his desk, specifically.
 
2021-10-13 2:35:25 PM  
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And let's not forget about the eventual upgrades to the White House, like the Truman Cocaine Lounge, McKinley Hooker Dump, and the Lincoln Slave Coliseum.

/he couldn't save them all ...
 
2021-10-13 2:53:12 PM  
 
2021-10-13 3:00:32 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: kdawg7736: [th.bing.com image 474x622]

"Moral and Religious"... So, Adams is saying those are two different things?  These days, that Venn diagram is two circles with no intersection.


They are two things that are not necessarily mutually inclusive. They're not mutually exclusive either.
 
2021-10-13 4:11:28 PM  

ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.


Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.
 
2021-10-13 4:27:39 PM  
A simple but very meaningful ceremony, indeed. I've been there for more than a few cornerstones and rededications, and it's always a good day.
 
2021-10-13 4:30:05 PM  

Scoobie: [Fark user image 349x180]
And let's not forget about the eventual upgrades to the White House, like the Truman Cocaine Lounge, McKinley Hooker Dump, and the Lincoln Slave Coliseum.

/he coulddidn't save free them all ...



FIFY
 
2021-10-13 4:37:33 PM  

Sword and Shield: A simple but very meaningful ceremony, indeed. I've been there for more than a few cornerstones and rededications, and it's always a good day.


Did you put your ear to the cornerstone and hear: 🎶 Everybody do the Michigan Rag 🎶 ?
 
2021-10-13 4:51:52 PM  

ukexpat: ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.

Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.


Agreed, however:
White House  ~55,000 square feet
Palace of Westminster  ~1,210,681 square feet

A slightly larger job. Also: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?
 
2021-10-13 4:56:48 PM  

ZMugg: ukexpat: ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.

Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.

Agreed, however:
White House  ~55,000 square feet
Palace of Westminster  ~1,210,681 square feet

A slightly larger job. Also: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?


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Well, the Funkadelic Mothership, most likely.
 
2021-10-13 5:30:24 PM  

ZMugg: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?


It's 2021.  Buy a few cameras, fire up Zoom and done.
 
2021-10-13 6:54:58 PM  

Sword and Shield: A simple but very meaningful ceremony, indeed. I've been there for more than a few cornerstones and rededications, and it's always a good day.


Why? Is there good snacks?
 
2021-10-13 6:58:16 PM  

TrashcanMan: ZMugg: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?

It's 2021.  Buy a few cameras, fire up Zoom and done.


we were talking a bit about that yesterday at work, in the context of maybe resuming some larger I  person meetings soonish.

In the before times, a lot of people were running around to differebt meetings, even driving between sites (my work has 2 sites that are like 2km apart in a busy city). For some of these meetings, zoom is not a way of life, and ever will be.
 
2021-10-13 7:57:26 PM  

ZMugg: ukexpat: ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.

Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.

Agreed, however:
White House  ~55,000 square feet
Palace of Westminster  ~1,210,681 square feet

A slightly larger job. Also: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?


The Palace of Westminster, which is a Grade 1 listed building, is in urgent need of extensive restoration to its fabric. A 2012 pre-feasibility report set out several options, including the possibility of Parliament moving to other premises while work is carried out. At the same time, the option of moving Parliament to a new location was discounted, with staying at the Westminster site preferred.[31] An Independent Options Appraisal Report released in June 2015 found that the cost to restore the Palace of Westminster could be as much as £7.1 billion if MPs were to remain at the Palace whilst works take place. MPs decided in 2016 to vacate the building for six years starting in 2022.[32] In January 2018, the House of Commons voted for both houses to vacate the Palace of Westminster to allow for a complete refurbishment of the building which may take up to six years starting in 2025. It is expected that the House of Commons will be temporarily housed in a replica chamber to be located in Richmond House in Whitehall and the House of Lords will be housed at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Parliament Square.
 
2021-10-13 8:23:41 PM  

iron de havilland: ZMugg: ukexpat: ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.

Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.

Agreed, however:
White House  ~55,000 square feet
Palace of Westminster  ~1,210,681 square feet

A slightly larger job. Also: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?

The Palace of Westminster, which is a Grade 1 listed building, is in urgent need of extensive restoration to its fabric. A 2012 pre-feasibility report set out several options, including the possibility of Parliament moving to other premises while work is carried out. At the same time, the option of moving Parliament to a new location was discounted, with staying at the Westminster site preferred.[31] An Independent Options Appraisal Report released in June 2015 found that the cost to restore the Palace of Westminster could be as much as £7.1 billion if MPs were to remain at the Palace whilst works take place. MPs decided in 2016 to vacate the building for six years starting in 2022.[32] In January 2018, the House of Commons voted for both houses to vacate the Palace of Westminster to allow for a complete refurbishment of the building which may take up to six years starting in 2025. It is expected that the House of Commons will be temporarily housed in a replica chamber to be located in Richmond House in Whitehall and the House of Lords will be housed at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Parliament Square.


Thank you for the info.
I've seen some videos showing the rats nest that is just the phone/internet system. It will be a daunting task on its own.  Even if they don't do a White House type gut and complete rebuild, £7.1 billion and a 6 year timetable is ludicrously optimistic, IMHO.
 
2021-10-13 8:27:14 PM  

ZMugg: iron de havilland: ZMugg: ukexpat: ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.

Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.

Agreed, however:
White House  ~55,000 square feet
Palace of Westminster  ~1,210,681 square feet

A slightly larger job. Also: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?

The Palace of Westminster, which is a Grade 1 listed building, is in urgent need of extensive restoration to its fabric. A 2012 pre-feasibility report set out several options, including the possibility of Parliament moving to other premises while work is carried out. At the same time, the option of moving Parliament to a new location was discounted, with staying at the Westminster site preferred.[31] An Independent Options Appraisal Report released in June 2015 found that the cost to restore the Palace of Westminster could be as much as £7.1 billion if MPs were to remain at the Palace whilst works take place. MPs decided in 2016 to vacate the building for six years starting in 2022.[32] In January 2018, the House of Commons voted for both houses to vacate the Palace of Westminster to allow for a complete refurbishment of the building which may take up to six years starting in 2025. It is expected that the House of Commons will be temporarily housed in a replica chamber to be located in Richmond House in Whitehall and the House of Lords will be housed at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Parliament Square.

Thank you for the info.
I've seen some videos showing the rats nest that is just the phone/internet system. It will be a daunting task on its own.  Even if they don't do a White House type gut and complete rebuild, £7.1 billion and a 6 year timetable is ludicrously optimistic, IMHO.


I think it's kind of telling how they keep kicking the can down the road.

But it's not going to get any easier to just keep delaying.
 
2021-10-13 11:05:45 PM  

toraque: ZMugg: ukexpat: ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.

Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.

Agreed, however:
White House  ~55,000 square feet
Palace of Westminster  ~1,210,681 square feet

A slightly larger job. Also: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?

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Well, the Funkadelic Mothership, most likely.


Restoration? Nah - tear the roof off the sucker!
 
2021-10-14 2:23:54 AM  

ZMugg: iron de havilland: ZMugg: ukexpat: ZMugg: Billy Liar: Turned out it was a firetrap.

More than once, it turns out.

Same thing needs to happen to the Palace of Westminster (the "Houses of Parliament" if you will). That place is in dire need of renovation.

Agreed, however:
White House  ~55,000 square feet
Palace of Westminster  ~1,210,681 square feet

A slightly larger job. Also: Where would Parliament meet while the restoration is going on?

The Palace of Westminster, which is a Grade 1 listed building, is in urgent need of extensive restoration to its fabric. A 2012 pre-feasibility report set out several options, including the possibility of Parliament moving to other premises while work is carried out. At the same time, the option of moving Parliament to a new location was discounted, with staying at the Westminster site preferred.[31] An Independent Options Appraisal Report released in June 2015 found that the cost to restore the Palace of Westminster could be as much as £7.1 billion if MPs were to remain at the Palace whilst works take place. MPs decided in 2016 to vacate the building for six years starting in 2022.[32] In January 2018, the House of Commons voted for both houses to vacate the Palace of Westminster to allow for a complete refurbishment of the building which may take up to six years starting in 2025. It is expected that the House of Commons will be temporarily housed in a replica chamber to be located in Richmond House in Whitehall and the House of Lords will be housed at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Parliament Square.

Thank you for the info.
I've seen some videos showing the rats nest that is just the phone/internet system. It will be a daunting task on its own.  Even if they don't do a White House type gut and complete rebuild, £7.1 billion and a 6 year timetable is ludicrously optimistic, IMHO.


I had honestly thought that most of the building had been rebuilt following the Second Great Unpleasantness:

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