A little background on the Charlotte Fed Reserve
It is going under some major renovation and we (meaning our company at the time) had to bid the project almost without plans. The only plans we had were of the new construction and they were numbered and expected to be returned. It was an "invited bidders only" type deal, companies were fully vetted before they received the "right" to receive plans. None of the existing building was shown on any plans execpt in the most abstract, one-dimensional way.
When we took a tour of the place we were told absolutely no cameras allowed due to Patriot Act provisions, etc.
I had forgotten that when we went to the building Sunday, I didn't really think that pictures of some shrubs and a few signs were "violations of the Patriot Act." Has anyone ever come across anything like this??? You can take pictures of the White House, the Congress etc, what makes this building so important??
We were not taken through the tightest security places, although we were taken --uh I can't remember if I promised not to describe anything, so I better not, but rest assured it resembled any break room you've ever seen at any factory.....
I don't know what's going on inside this building, but the tight security and the paranoia encountered, leads me to think that they are up to something--an honest assumption given the facts and the lack of other information....