A neighborhood in Vienna, Va. is "all abuzz" about an office building by the FBI, which is doing just that - buzzing.
Craig Bradley bought his house on a quiet street: for the quiet. But two years ago, he heard something that changed everything.
"That's when we started thinking something unusual was going on," he says.
It's a whirring sound you hear everywhere here. Day and night. It's a constant buzz that Bradley and his neighbors say is ruining this place.
"It's something that disturbs your sleep, so it's really disrupted life around here," Bradley says.
The noise is coming from an office building in a Vienna industrial park. It is owned by The Goldstar Group in Bethesda, Md., but its only tenant is the FBI's terrorist screening center. The racket is being generated by 23 rooftop air conditioners that cool the FBI's computers.
Jane Seeman is Vienna's mayor who been pleading with the buildings owners and federal officials to do something.
"We're not getting any results," says Seeman. "Honestly, I'm amazed that the citizens and residents around here have been so patient, and I'm amazed that we've been so patient."
The town manager, Mercury T. Payton, complained to the building's owners, and got back was a letter claiming the noise didn't violate Vienna laws.
"That's a troubling statement in this letter because clearly we've had our noise experts come out twice in last month or so and they're clearly above the decibel levels allowed by town code," says Payton.
But back at Bradley's piece of Vienna, he's still hoping someday, some quiet will return to his peace - and quiet.
"Yeah, it's still frustrating, but at least now I think we have the attention of all the right people," says Bradley.
FOX 5 News called and emailed The Goldstar Group, but they haven't responded.
Statement from General Services Administration: "GSA and our tenant are concerned about this issue and are working with the lessor and city officials to resolve it as expeditiously as possible."