Yet Another Map and a Sample of the Insanity
I still think my car is safe, but read this set of rules I received this morning as part of a conversation about opening the studio on Monday. Mather Studios is located at 9th & G, so just a few blocks away. After reading this, I think that people can leave our building whenever we want, but can we cross H Street? Is this like some kind of war zone?
The following information was received from many sources.
Unfortunately, some of these sources conflict one another — so please
err on the side of caution.
1) SECURITY ZONE
The Mather Building is within the official security zone.
–> Beginning Monday, January 19 at 9:00am, the area will be fenced
–> Starting Tuesday, January 20 at 5:00am, the area will be swept by
the Secret Service — NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED OUT OF THE BUILDING until
at least 8:00am
–> The security zone will be cleared by Wednesday, January 21 at
It is REQUIRED that you bring a photo ID with you when traveling
within the security zone. There is a small possibility that unless
you have a government-issued ID with 916 G Street as your address, you
will not be allowed back into the security zone if you leave it. The
building cannot issue letters stating your residency — they will not
be accepted as proof.
There is no street parking nor vehicular traffic in the security
zone. Cars parked in the area outlined by the map at http://tinyurl.com/7d58lq
will be towed. It is recommended that you move your car to an
outlying Metro stop and park your car if you need to travel outside
the security zone on Monday or Tuesday.
2) 24-HOUR SECURITY
The Mather Building will have a security guard in the lobby during
the time of the security zone (Monday, 9am – Wednesday, 9am). No one
will be allowed access into the building unless they present a key fob
or are escorted by a building resident presenting a key fob. There
will be NO exceptions.
3) VENDORS ON G STREET
G Street between 11th and 7th Streets are official vendor sites —
the street will be filled with merchandisers and possibly food carts.
We have no control over this situation — please be aware that noise
is expected in the street, and there will be an increase in litter.
4) NO ROOF ACCESS AND CLOSED WINDOWS
Although the building has not yet been contacted by the FBI,
neighboring buildings have been told that no roof access will be
allowed, and that all windows must be kept closed. It is recommended
that all shades or blinds be drawn.
5) MORE INFORMATION
Washington Post (with detailed maps): http://voices.washingtonpost.com/inauguration-central/
DC Government: http://www.inauguration.dc.gov/.
Presidential Inaugural Committee: www.pic2009.org/.
We will send out more information as it comes to us. Thanks.