While we all know Tom Hanks to be one of the best actors in the world and one hell of a nice guy, it turns out he’s also a bit of shutterbug. The Oscar-winning actor will often post photos on Twitter of random gloves or other lost articles he spots around town.
On Friday, Hanks sent out this photo of a building he ran across in New York City:
This is the scariest building I've ever seen! WTF goes on inside?? Hanx. pic.twitter.com/nXeUI64rXm
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) June 2, 2017
Damn! That is one creepy-ass building. Did they construct that for a film version of Orwell’s 1984?
It didn’t take long for Hanks to garner 24,000 likes for the photo, along with some comments that deserve to be preserved in amber and shared with future generations:
THERE IS NO BUILDING. THERE IS ONLY ZUUL. pic.twitter.com/vZP8RFALGj
— ☪️ Charles Gaba ✡️ (@charles_gaba) June 2, 2017
go knock. i bet they let you in.
— Dell Cameron (@dellcam) June 2, 2017
World Jenga championships…. scary stuff ? x
— Nikki Sanderson (@NikkiSanderson) June 2, 2017
The national covfefe center
— Jack Joseph (@Jack_Frodo) June 2, 2017
Can't tell you. pic.twitter.com/foFFGbMTJQ
— Nicolas Blin (@nicolasacco) June 3, 2017
Looks like the Ministry of Truth.
— Ocular Nervosa (@ocularnervosa) June 2, 2017
That is where nightmares are made
— Joe Otterson (@JoeOtterson) June 2, 2017
It's where they make TV remotes that don't work
— Thomas Owens (@tprowens) June 2, 2017
OK, that was fun, but if you’re like me, you want to know what it really is. So what in the name of God is it?
The building at 33 Thomas Street in Lower Manhattan is technically owned and occupied by AT&T and Verizon, but it’s reportedly used as the National Security Agency’s spy hub. Some very helpful members of the Twitterverse provided more information:
— Tom Weber (@tweber) June 2, 2017
According to that article in the Intercept:
“It also appears to be one of the most important National Security Agency surveillance sites on U.S. soil — a covert monitoring hub that is used to tap into phone calls, faxes, and internet data.
“The NSA declined to comment for this story.”
In other words, as one of the tweets above so accurately stated:
“That is where nightmares are made.”
Perhaps we can take some solace in this possibility: They probably have every phone call Donald Trump has ever made, including the ones to Putin.
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