I do private remodeling in the John Hancock building downtown Chicago (Michigan Ave). Well, I read
article yesterday and it's been on my mind all
day at work...
At the 44th floor there is a security checkpoint before taking a different elevator to the higher residential floors. Well, while standing there
waiting for the elevator, I heard a man check in with security, saying "I'm Secret Service."
I thought that was pretty cool, and very interesting to me... Not much later though, another SS came up, and another... I had to know what was up.
At first the security guard kindly refused to tell me anything except there was a VIP expected today.
So I didn't push the issue..... Well not until I caught him upstairs away from everyone else and asked again, real quiet like seeee.
He told me Vice President Joe Biden
was in the building today and that was all he knew. I couldn't believe it! Firstly, it's pretty cool to be
in the same building at the VP of the United States, regardless of what I feel about him/his office. Even just seeing the SS was a trip.
But what really made me stop and wonder was that article I posted above....
IMO It's very 9/11ish for him to be a couple blocks down the same street
as a building "openly threatened by terrorists" just a day or two
beforehand. (IF something should happen)
Either way, I for one hope nothing does happen, for everyone's sake, but you can't say it isn't damn interesting...
edit on 22-8-2014 by Aqualung2012 because: ATSing on a phone is tough stuff