George Bush Center for Intelligence
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|Langley, Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.|
The entrance to the CIA New Headquarters Building (NHB) of the George Bush Center for Intelligence
|Type||Office building, headquarters|
|Built||November 3, 1959 – March 1961|
|Height||Six stories above ground|
|United States federal government|
|Controlled by||Director of the Central Intelligence Agency|
|Occupants||Central Intelligence Agency|
The headquarters, officially named in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 for George H. W. Bush on April 26, 1999, is a conglomeration of the Original Headquarters Building (OHB) and the New Headquarters Building (NHB) that sits on a total of 258 acres (1.04 km2) of land.
The OHB was designed by the New York firm Harrison & Abramovitz in the 1950s, and contains 1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2) of space. The ground was broken for construction on November 3, 1959, and the building was completed in March 1961. The NHB, designed by Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates, was completed in March 1991 after the ground was broken for construction on May 24, 1984. It is a complex that adjoins two six-story office towers and is fully connected to the OHB.
The location of the building in Langley, Virginia has arisen to the name "Langley" being used as a colloquial metonym for the CIA headquarters, despite the presence of other non-CIA-related government buildings in the community of Langley. This is similar to how "Foggy Bottom" is colloquially used to identify the headquarters of the United States Department of State (despite the name also being used to refer to the neighborhood of D.C. in which the building is located).
- Headquarters Virtual Tour Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
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