The NSA has a Windowless SkyScraper Disguised As An ATT&T Building

Uncovered by Ryan Gallagher and Henrik Moltke, at The Intercept, and featured in their documentary called “Project X,” it was revealed that this windowless towering skyscraper has been hiding essentially in plain sight.

It is impervious to the outside world, with it’s concrete face, various vents, and dark mysterious look.  The Intercept says “Project X was a highly sensitive assignment to build a massive skyscraper, capable of withstanding an atomic blast, in the middle of New York City.”

The “spy-scraper” is constructed and owned by AT&T, and known as the “Long Lines Building,” it’s officially a telecommunications hub with its own power and water, capable of sheltering those inside against two weeks of nuclear fallout.

Spyscraper? This is the windowless AT&T Long Lines Building in New York. It’s an AT&T property but has been linked to the NSA’s Titanpointe data spying operation

AT&T already has a long history of aiding US spy networks. It was identified in 2015 by The New York Times as “the NSA’s most enthusiastic telecomms helper, providing them with access to billions of emails.”

Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the liberty and national security program at the Brennan Center for Justice, told The Intercept she was concerned about what the documents showed.

‘This is yet more proof that our communications service providers have become, whether willingly or unwillingly, an arm of the surveillance state,’ she said.


Here is an excerpt from “Project X,” a short film by Henrik Moltke and Laura Poitras, screening at the IFC Center starting Nov. 18. This video is the product of a joint reporting project between The Intercept and Field of Vision.