The J. Edgar Hoover Building (FBI Building)

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The J. Edgar Hoover Building (FBI Building)

The J. Edgar Hoover Building is the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The building, named for former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, is located at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The building received its official name, the J. Edgar Hoover F.B.I. Building, through Public Law 92-520, which President Richard Nixon signed May 4, 1972, two days after Director Hoover's death.

The building was constructed in a Brutalist architectural style, the entire exterior having been constructed from poured concrete. Like most Brutalist buildings, it has suffered criticism for aesthetics and functionality. Washingtonian magazine named it one of the “Buildings I'd Tear Down”, along with the Kennedy Center. According to the plans, the building contains 2,800,876 square feet of floor space for 7,090 employees.

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The J. Edgar Hoover Building (FBI Building)

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