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FBI's HQ replacement mired in money issues

There is a widespread belief that the current Hoover site will be worth much less than the cost of constructing the new headquarters

The J Edgar Hoover building. Renovating the building would cost US$850 million to US$1.1 billion, but that would not solve the problem because it houses only 52 per cent of the headquarters staff.


THE fate of the proposed new FBI headquarters, to be built near the nation's capital in return for its current building on Pennsylvania Avenue, is embroiled in a behind-the-scenes funding dispute involving the bureau, the General Services Administration and the federal Office