Liberty Loan Site
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Located just to the south of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing along Maine Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, S.W., it is at the foot of the 14th Street Bridge. The “L”-shaped building on the site would be torn down to make way for a new building. The current building currently has a well-used roadway running underneath it, an on-ramp to the 14th Street Bridge and I-395. The ramp would have to be shut down and traffic re-routed around the block for a new building on this site.
A new building here could act as a gateway to Washington and the building would overlook the Jefferson Memorial and be located across the street from the Tidal Basin. Working against the site is the need to demolish the existing building and rerouting a significant roadway. It is also one of the tightest sites with virtually no space for parking, gardens or future expansion.