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Washington, DC Pledges Total Transparency

Posted December 18, 2015 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Thanks to a facade of 900 fluted glass panels, transparency is the keyword for a Washington, DC office tower slated to become the CBS News bureau's new headquarters. In addition to offering workers a sense of openness and increased floor area, the insulated, low-E coated, curved glass panels contain no mullions - which means views are unobstructed by vertical and horizontal steel framing systems. Taken together with its interior wooden floors and ceilings, the structure is both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.


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12/18/2015 1:00 PM

I was thinking that DC could just use a giant DARPA cloaking device over the whole capitol since that is the only way we will ever see transparency in the federal government.

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12/18/2015 10:47 PM

The title of this blog is reminds me of titles of some legislation passed into law in D.C.

Totally false and misleading.

The Patriot Act; Right to Work Law; Protect Life Act; and The Internet Freedom Act.

Time and space do not permit a full listing of all the "transparent" laws our self serving "leaders" have blessed us with.

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12/21/2015 1:47 PM

I was thinking that the illusion of transparency is a fa├žade. These words serendipitously came right out the text.

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12/20/2015 5:25 PM

I guess that will cut down on Hanky-Panky in the office!

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12/21/2015 10:12 AM

Don't bet on it

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