We worked directly across from the FBI building downtown and at random times throughout the day, with no rhyme or reason, strobe lights start going off in certain rooms in the FBI building. We have always wondered what is going on in there. Without knowing the answer, our minds are running wild with theories! Is it some type of emergency light, do people have to work under those lights everyday, is there something more sinister going on?”
Thanks to Emily for sending on Saturday:
“They hoisted this police car into the building. I guess for a historic reason (I mean I’d hope …) but have no idea what. Maybe readers know?
Video at end also shows the ridiculous decay of the building that isn’t visible from the street – under no circumstances should rebar be visible.”
935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Video after the jump. (more…)
Do you happen to know what that incessant loud banging in the dupont area is? If it werent happening over and over for days, i would think it was a car crash. Found this (photo above) and it might be the culprit at the corner of 20th and Florida, next to Glen’s market, skanska construction.
I should clarify that I’m not complaining per se, but would prefer they knock it off after 7pm.”
Photo by FstrBtrStrngr
“every tow truck in the city just rolled through Chinatown. Horns blaring and blocking traffic What is going on?”
“It’s like a steady parade of them driving east on h st honking nonstop”
UPDATE: Charlotte sends video:
“Any clue what these tow truck protests down by gallery place were all about? I missed it on the video but before this there was one pulling a coffin – and a banner saying something about pulling over for first responders??”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
Been getting tons of messages like this one:
“They have 16th street blocked off in front of the hotel and a huge police presence. I couldn’t get a picture from the bus….”
Photo courtesy Shan
“cops outside St. Regis didn’t know who was causing the shutdown, but spotted a Turkish flag in the window of a black car out front”
“It’s the prime minister of Turkey.”
Can anyone confirm it’s the PM (last visit didn’t go so well).
MPD Traffic reports a “visiting dignitary”:
Thanks to Grant for sending this wild half bloom from Trinidad.
Photo by Elisabeth Fox
Got tons of report from all over the District last night.
Thanks to all who messaged and to Erica who solved the mystery first:
“There is an air show third weekend. Practice time. @JBAAirShow (Joint Base Andrews presents a free public air show featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and entertainment for all ages Sept. 16-17, 2017.)”
— Chris Stelmarski (@ski) September 13, 2017
Practice for an air show at Andrews this weekend. pic.twitter.com/lIrMSqqpv3
— Jade (@JadeMStone) September 14, 2017
hahaha this is amazing. Thanks to Tricia for sending:
“a walking mj plant spotted at 19th St NW & Florida… saying, every so often, “weed never hurt anybody!”
Well, we don’t get platinum props for nothing.