well, at least it's not going away entirely (depending on how you look at the concept of "going away"):
quote:Now, work has begun to tear the building down. In its spot will rise a $1.2 million eatery with seating for 50 and a catering service for office gatherings.
Funny, though I knew it was the "Ground Zero Cafe" when I was there, I had never heard of the actual structure being mistaken for anything of military value. The name itself made intuitive sense, as the Pentagon would obviously be targeted and the cafe was in the geometric center of the structure (not to mention that it would've been a trivial matter for the Soviets to confirm what the place was, as it was featured in the Pentagon tours before they were closed to the general public after 9/11).
buf 'then again, I never found the purple water fountain' ungla
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Been there, and everyone unoffically called it Ground zero. I mean what else would you call it? The soviets knew what it was too, just a place to eat.
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GZ has actually been "out of business" for a few years. It has just taken "military time" to getting it torn down/renovated.
Purple water fountain was in the basement and very tough to find. It has since been moved from original spot during renovations and is in a "memorial" type case near one of the basement conference rooms - still tough to find, but not quite as tough.