CBS8 in San Diego reported the opening of the new FBI headquarters in the same city. The building, if you check out the article and attached video, looks really nice. The new facility has been open for about 2-3 months now. The stunning 250,000 foot building features a gorgeous courtyard as well as a gym.
The part that tickled me, though, was the glib remark the writer made about the soundproofing. Apparently things in the old office were so bad they had actually glued panels of carpet to the walls.
Just as a reminder – we covered that back in June of 2009 with – Soundproofing Mistakes – Carpet on the Walls.
I have to be honest, though. I can’t blame them for trying. When sound is a concern, you can start to feel a little desperate. FBI agents have stressful jobs and I’m sure that anyone coming back to the office after working a case would pay a dear price for some peace and quiet.
I’m just glad to see they got a new building before they resorted to hay bales or dark paint!