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We Live in Simulating Times

By on 3.24.09 | 1:45PM

In case you were planning to come by our offices tomorrow morning, check out this message we've received from our landlord -- and stay off the Key Bridge:

Simulated explosion Wednesday 3/25

Please be advised, there is a simulated explosion scheduled for this Wednesday, March 25 between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm near the Key Bridge in the District.  Here is some additional information:

For the filming of a TV pilot, there will be a simulated explosion on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, between 9:30 a.m. and Noon near the Key Bridge in the District. The explosion will produce a 20 to 30' fireball that will last for approximately two minutes.

The explosion will take place on the Potomac River just north of the Key Bridge and Jack's Boathouse (K/Water Street, NW under the Whitehurst Freeway). In the scene to be filmed, there will be six (6) sculling boats on the Potomac River and one of them blows up. CBS Paramount television is filming a pilot titled "Washington Field." This is a new television series about the elite Washington field office of the FBI and a team of agents with exceptional and diverse skills who are called together for only the most critical cases.

The Department of Homeland Security and D.C. Police and Fire departments have been notified, along with the Washington Airports Authority. The Virginia State Patrol and Arlington Police Department will also be contacted.

Please notify your office about this simulated explosion so everyone is aware this is just the result of a film crew.

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