CFA 15/JUN/06-7


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Headquarters
New York and Florida Avenues, NE
United States

U.S. General Services Administration
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Headquarters
Flagpoles, antenna, and public art
Review Type
Previous Review


Dear Mr. McGill:

In the meeting of 15 June, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed several proposals concerning the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Headquarters currently under construction: the installation of three rooftop antennas; a single flagpole on the northwest side of the site; and a public art project consisting of four panels interpreting the history of the surrounding communities.

The Commission gave final approval for the rooftop antennas and the public art project without any objections. However, the Commission members did not approve the proposed flagpole on the opposite side of the block from the building's main entrance where regulation flagpoles will be located. They concluded that this additional single flagpole was unnecessary and could potentially confuse a visitor looking for the main entranceway.


/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA

Michael McGill
Special Assistant for Regional Coordination
General Services Administration
National Capital Region
301 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20407-0001

cc: Warren Mathison, Moshe Safdie & Assoc.
Michael McBride, INDD
Richard Hamilton, GSA