And that was just to move it to the suburbs.
The decision follows years of failed attempts by federal officials to persuade Congress to fully back a plan for a campus in the Washington suburbs paid for by trading away the Hoover Building to a real estate developer and putting up nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to cover the remaining cost. . . .
For years, bureau officials have raised alarms that decrepit conditions at the J. Edgar Hoover building constitute serious security concerns. But the plan to move to a new site in the Washington suburbs grew mired in a pit of government dysfunction and escalating costs with no end in sight.
But I don't think that line about "a pit of government dysfunction" is fair; as the second paragraph says, the plan is being canceled because Congress refused to appropriate the money, which is actually the main reason government construction projects get canceled or delayed.