Bush library plans Oval Office, considers 9/11 artifacts

Bush library plans Oval Office, considers 9/11 artifacts

By TOM BENNING / The Dallas Morning News
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, May 30, 2010

WASHINGTON – Organizers of the George W. Bush Presidential Center are moving ahead with ideas for its public face, and that includes trying for an exact replica of the Oval Office and possibly incorporating steel from the World Trade Center in other displays.


E-mails show that architects working on the George W. Bush Presidential Center (site at right) have asked the National Archives for Oval Office plans - even details such as trim profiles, wall paneling and fireplace design.

Museum exhibit plans at the facility at Southern Methodist University won't be completed for at least a year, but there's been a lot of behind-the-scenes strategy.

The disclosures come from correspondence between Bush library officials and the National Archives and Records Administration, just released to The Dallas Morning News.

Some of the early focus has been on the 9/11 attacks, a defining moment of the Bush presidency.

Library leaders and designers traveled in December to New York to view pieces of the World Trade Center that could be shown at the museum.

The trip was part of a program by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that allows museums and others to tour a hangar of steel from the buildings to acquire artifacts.

Dan Murphy and his Virginia-based design firm, the PRD Group, will create the Bush center exhibits, and he wrote an e-mail after the visit that mentioned "two sections of the window wall as possible iconic features of the exhibit."

He described the trip as "a powerful experience and very helpful to our planning for the representation of 9/11."

E-mails don't detail how the steel might be presented at the museum, but Mark Langdale, president of the George W. Bush Foundation, said last week that the complex is considering the artifacts.

"September 11 was a seminal moment in American history, and we want to make sure it is treated as such," he said.

Adding a replica of the West Wing office has long been part of the plans. Several other presidential libraries, including those for Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, have scale models of the iconic work space.

Dallas organizers are hoping for an exact replica – in the truest sense of the phrase. E-mails show architects asking the National Archives not just for basic floor plans.

They also inquired about the details of trim profiles, wall paneling, fireplace design and even the "shapes of the scalloped coves over the shelving" in the office.


George W. Bush "Library"?


Looks as though you are correct

I was actually plying on the symbolism of the upside down flag as a sign of distress. Good catch, though.

I started out looking for something like this:

Doubly ironic.

Would that be an example of double irony?
OK so it's not really ironic to want to keep a trophy from the most notorious act of your presidency, but the fact that the trophy is made from iron, is a kind of crazy irony (or at least a bad pun.).

I protested the bush library four years ago

"Some of the early focus has been on the 9/11 attacks, a defining moment of the Bush presidency."

You can bet I will be there again when presented the opportunity.

No doubt

they'll have to carefully select a piece of steel which does not show melting and/or disintegration from ultra high temperature atomization.. ie: due to explosives.

Let's get going for best 911 truth VIRTUAL internet Oval office

Herblay FRANCE

bonjour ,
this is an excellent blog entry as the 911blogger truther's are going to have lots good ideas for the oval office.
For a quicky, my suggestion is the blue print for 911 the PNAC document ( ~90 pages )

will put other ones later. I am looking for a family photo of George Bush with the Bin Laden's family

And why don't we create our competition for the best 911 truth VIRTUAL Oval office on the internet with 911 artifacts. And the best ones wins. We would still keep the none selected ones for the history.



By the way

A and E just passed the 1200 mark!

The neo-con perps that continue to wave the blloodied flag of 9-11-01, foolishly drawing more attention to the event, are asking for more scrutiny on themselves, only to eventually burn themselves through that magnifying glass. Idiots, aren't they?

Just another great place for another 9/11 Truth Vigil

The more of these types of places that the HI PERPS erect, the better off we are in the long run.

The truth about 9/11 will not stop its growth and veracity, and truth needs no support to sustain.

However, lies to cover up the truth need constant resources to keep alive...and BushCo have certainly spun a few lies...to say the least!

And lets hope that his 9/11 "stuff" is the highlight of the entire space...maybe the entranceway arch?

No 9/11-No Bush Presidency...sometimes things are pretty simple...

Its always good to remember that GWB stated BEFORE he was elected...that IF he were elected he would invade Iraq. What instructions do you think this message gave to the Pentagon-Intel "special groups" to do once he WAS elected...

Again...No 9/11-No Bush Presidency...


"Bring it on..."

9/11 Truth for World Peace and Justice

Robin Hordon