It might just be a big, ugly building. Or, it could be one of the NSA’s special spy centers:
Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, The Intercept has identified an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world. A body of evidence – including classified NSA documents, public records, and interviews with several former AT&T employees – indicates that the buildings are central to an NSA spying initiative that has for years monitored billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats passing across U.S. territory.
Big ugly buildings. Big, ugly purpose. Just kidding! Keeping the kiddies safe from cigars or whales or something…
I know I’ve covered this subject before … the first disclosed tower in NYC. Can’t find it. Hmm. Sure the NSA has a record of that somewhere.