|Work goes on near the West Wing of the White House. The four-year project will cost $86 million and the front yard at 1600 Pennsylvania will remain a noisy building site.|
The West Wing of the White House is all-but disappearing behind an $86 million building project that is going to last for four years, the Daily Mail reports.
And a mysterious tunnel is being built, fueling speculation that a secret underground lair is what's really under construction.
The White House already has a number of tunnels; the exact number is, of course, classified.
The most well known is the underground corridor that leads to the President's Emergency Operations Center, a supposedly nuclear-proof bunker located six stories under the East Wing.
It was from this bunker and its adjacent Executive Briefing Room that Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice, among others, directed government operations on Sept. 11, 2001.
(China.org.cn April 11, 2011)