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Ed Jewett
01-19-2011, 02:19 AM
San Diego FBI HQ to be Built by Mobbed-Up Developer

17th January 2011

Er, Uh. FBI Building to be Constructed by La Costa Developer


By Don Bauder
San Diego Reader | January 15, 2011



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Las Vegas’s Molasky Group of Companies will construct a $100 million, four-story San Diego headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ironies abound. The Molasky Group of Companies was founded by Irwin Molasky and now run by his children. The elder Molasky and three others, including notorious bootlegger and owner of illegal casinos, Morris (Moe) Dalitz, developed La Costa in North County.
Dalitz was grilled by the Kefauver committee’s organized crime committee in the 1950s. Dalitz was one of the kingpins of the Cleveland mob during Prohibition. After that era ended, he ran illegal casinos in Ohio and Kentucky, and ultimately ended up in Las Vegas, where he was generally known as the peacemaker who kept the various mob groups from attacking one another. A story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal related Dalitz’s life in the mob, and in reputable businesses.
The 2008 book “Havana Nocturne,” which tells how the U.S. mob took over Havana, spells out how Dalitz was one of the attendees at the infamous Havana Conference at the Hotel Nacional in 1946. Among other dignitaries who attended were Meyer Lansky of the Bugs and Meyer Mob, Lucky Luciano, Tony (Big Tuna) Accardo, Albert (Lord High Executioner) Anastasia, and Frank Costello, “the Prime Minister of the Underworld.”
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Moe Dalitz

Dalitz was a partner with Molasky in a hospital, too. The bank controlled by the late C. Arnholt Smith made the interim loans on La Costa, and the notorious Central States Teamsters Fund would then assume the loan, according to a former official of Smith’s long-defunct U.S. National Bank.
Not long after La Costa was built, Penthouse Magazine published an article saying that the resort had been built and was frequented by gangsters. Then ensued a lengthy lawsuit. Eventually, Penthouse issued a statement that it did not mean to imply that Molasky and another partner, Merrv Adelson “are or were members of organized crime or criminals.” Dalitz was not included in the statement. Molasky and the Molasky Group of Companies are highly respected in Las Vegas. So, too, was Dalitz, now deceased. As recently as 2008, Dalitz’s daughter lived in Rancho Santa Fe. The Molasky company has built a number of FBI buildings.

My thanks to Matt Potter for alerting me to this story. It ran in the Union-Tribune yesterday (Jan. 14) without any mention of this history.

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/financial-crime-politics/2011/jan/15/er-uh-fbi-building-to-be-constructed-by-la-costa-d/

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Magda Hassan
01-19-2011, 03:50 AM
The irony.....
And in the same mold have you heard that the HQ of homeland security is going to be based in an insane asylum? They're already employing the inmates by the look of it.
http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=3884
Mental State
D.C. psychiatric hospital to become homeland security headquarters
http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Coast-Guard-HQ.jpg Perkins + Will has designed a new headquarter for the Coast Guard, the first piece of a new Department of Homeland Security complex at the former St. Elizabeths hospital.
Courtesy GSA

In September, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the creation of a DHS headquarters on the 172-acre west campus of St. Elizabeths—a National Historic Landmark and the first federally operated hospital for the insane.
The groundbreaking also commemorated the awarding of a $435 million design-build contract to HOK and Clark Design Build for the first phase of construction on the site of a new 1.18 million-square-foot Coast Guard headquarters designed by Perkins + Will. The overall project, which will include 6.2 million square feet of historic preservation and adaptive reuse as well as new building, has been a cause of concern for preservationists who feel that Homeland Security’s particular needs will destroy the landmark.
Sited on a bluff in Anacostia overlooking central D.C., St. Elizabeths was established by Congress in 1852. Though it once housed as many as 7,000 patients, including inmates such as Ezra Pound and John Hinckley, Jr., the facility’s relevancy diminished along with the decline in popularity of large mental institutions. By 2002, the hospital had moved its remaining residents to its smaller east campus, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the site with its extensive ornamental landscape on its list of 11 most endangered places.
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The Center Building (1852) at St. Elizabeths, designed by Architect of the Capitol Thomas U. Walter.
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In 2004 the GSA took control of the west campus, invested $15 million for emergency repairs to save the historic buildings from demolition due to neglect, and began looking for an appropriate tenant. Homeland Security, then looking for a location to house 14,000 workers currently spread throughout 33 offices in the area, seemed to fit the bill. Not only did the site, the largest federally owned tract of land in D.C., promise enough space for its vast operations, but the campus already provided the 100-foot setbacks required by post-9/11 mandates for high-security agencies.
“We couldn’t find any other federal need for St. Elizabeths,” explained Les Shepherd, head architect of the GSA. He also pointed out that no private developer would touch the site because of the massive scale of its revitalization needs, which could cost as much as $3 billion, combined with the constraints of working within an historic landmark.
But not everyone feels that DHS and St. Elizabeths are a perfect match, and in spite of a three-year review process that has seen many adjustments to appease preservationists, concerns persist. “They started with 6.2 million square feet and they’re still at that number,” said Rebecca Miller, executive director of the D.C. Preservation League. “Our position is that the mass of development is going to destroy the landmark,” she continued. “DHS should find another location for consolidation.”
Nell Ziehl, program officer for the trust, seconded that opinion. “We were happy that the GSA wanted to take over the site, but DHS is incompatible. They’re going to cordon it off. We think it should be accessible for all Americans,” she said.
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After years of decay, St. Elizabeths was recently rescued by the GSA, and now it awaits its new tenants.
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While all of the existing buildings are required to go through the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 process, which requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their activities on historic properties, the new Coast Guard headquarters, scheduled for occupancy by 2013, is particularly troubling to preservationists.
In its current design, the facility’s ten floors step down the slope of the bluff overlooking the Anacostia River. Though many alterations have been made to sink it further into the hillside, break up the mass with courtyards, cover it with green roofs, and otherwise disguise it with green screens, the massive building and its parking garage will undeniably make a visual impact on the landscape.
“The site was always part of the green backdrop of D.C. as conceived in the McMillan plan,” Ziehl said, referring to the ambitious urban development plan of 1901. “The Coast Guard building will disrupt the monumental setting of the center of the city.”
The Commission of Fine Arts approved the Coast Guard headquarters and DHS consolidation in 2008, but the project has yet to clear every hurdle that stands between it and the commencement of construction. To handle the expected increase in traffic, the GSA wants to add a new access road off of Interstate 295, a passage that will take it through National Park Service land.
“The Parks Service has prevented them from seizing the parkland,” said Ziehl. “We understand that DHS and GSA and the Federal Highway Administration and Parks have all been having meetings to work out a compromise, but the National Planning Commission has made it clear: The project cannot move forward unless the access road issue is resolved.”

Ed Jewett
01-19-2011, 03:58 AM
Damn, we're gonna have to write a Monthy Python sketch on that one...

David Guyatt
01-19-2011, 11:05 AM
San Diego FBI HQ to be Built by Mobbed-Up Developer

17th January 2011

Er, Uh. FBI Building to be Constructed by La Costa Developer


By Don Bauder
San Diego Reader | January 15, 2011



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Las Vegas’s Molasky Group of Companies will construct a $100 million, four-story San Diego headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ironies abound. The Molasky Group of Companies was founded by Irwin Molasky and now run by his children. The elder Molasky and three others, including notorious bootlegger and owner of illegal casinos, Morris (Moe) Dalitz, developed La Costa in North County.


J Edna would've approved.

David Guyatt
01-19-2011, 11:07 AM
The irony.....
And in the same mold have you heard that the HQ of homeland security is going to be based in an insane asylum?


You genuinely couldn't make this stuff up could you.

Peter Lemkin
01-19-2011, 12:46 PM
The irony.....
And in the same mold have you heard that the HQ of homeland security is going to be based in an insane asylum?


You genuinely couldn't make this stuff up could you.

:wheel: That's why I rarely read fantastic or science fiction any longer...reality [or what passes for it!] is much, much stranger! :loco:

Perhaps the electroshock suites are still en place and we can help the budget by recycling them at HS. :hitler: I don't think they'll be showing the movie 'King Of Hearts' there anytime...... Someone send this one to the Daily Show!

Peter Lemkin
01-19-2011, 01:27 PM
San Diego and area have a LONG history of development and visitation/domiciles of Gangsters. Some are mentioned in the short article. Others include the racetrack in Del Mar and the Hotel Del Charro in La Jolla, where J Edna Hoover went several times per year....and so many others. The more I look at things the less difference I see between the Government and the so-called 'Mob'. They are one in business and ethics and work together; perhaps those in Government have had a few years more university....though they learned nothing other than to look and talk more 'educated'.

Keith Millea
01-19-2011, 04:56 PM
You guys do a complete injustice to my ex-wife by referring to JEH as Edna,which is her name.So cut it out!Remember this,she takes scalps......:lol:

Jan Klimkowski
01-19-2011, 07:53 PM
The irony.....
And in the same mold have you heard that the HQ of homeland security is going to be based in an insane asylum?


Whether applying economic Shock Therapy to the masses, or actual ECT to anyone who protests too loudly, Volkland Security wants those electrodes close at hand.