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Nov.1999 Issue

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Renovating State

The Jan. 8, 2000, helicopter lift.
Photo courtesy of GSA

After years of planning, the Department of State has finally reached one of its critical facility milestones--the renovation of Columbia Plaza--and is moving toward another--the renovation of Main State. With funding and construction management assistance from the General Services Administration, the Department is reversing the deteriorating condition of its major facilities while it consolidates office space in the Foggy Bottom area and creates a better quality work environment for its employees. The plans for renovations and consolidation will achieve long-term cost and energy savings, enhance organizational affinities and increase employee productivity. They also will reduce the number of leased annexes in Northern Virginia.


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Cultural Property: Protecting the World's Heritage

When the U.S. Information Agency merged with the Department of State last October, among State's many gains was a tiny gem of an office with a worldwide mandate: International Cultural Property Protection.

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Post of the Month: Lima

It is hard not to resort to hyperbole when discussing Peru. With the world's driest desert, the headwaters of the Amazon, some of the world's tallest mountains, one of the largest capital cities in South America and some of the most famous ruins anywhere, Peru is a fascinating place to live and work.

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