Building Information

Building Information

Property Manager: Nate Mobasseri

Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.

Parking and Public Transportation

There is visitor parking for the general public and controlled access parking for employees. Metered street parking is nearby. Public transportation is via Metro [a nongovernment website]. Multiple bus services stop at the corner of Veteran Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

Public Access

All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available at the entrance to the building.

Key Tenants

Major tenants are the FBI, Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Passports. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 64% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

Additional information for tenants >

Building Services

Federal Cafe Public Outside the main building in the east annex TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Vending Machines Public 7th floor lobby 24/7
Justice Federal Credit Union/Bank Public Outside the main building in the east annex near the Post Office TEMPORARILY CLOSED
ATM Public Inside the main building on the ground floor next to the visitor entrance 24/7
Post Office Public Outside the main building in the east annex TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Health Unit Federal Employees Only 7th floor, Room 7218 M, W, TH 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

History and Architecture

The 17-story Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard sits in the middle of a former golf course on 28 acres of land.Designed by Charles Luckman Associates and completed in 1969, the building is corporate Late Modernism at its finest; a pure white façade is interrupted only by white precast concrete fins that shade the offices and emphasize the building’s verticality. Public service messages were once projected onto the sides of the building and included appeals for purchase of savings bonds, use of ZIP codes, and general public safety suggestions like locking car doors to prevent theft.

Corridors and doorways were designed to be wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs for the Veterans Administration, one of the building's original tenants. Designed to provide space for 2,000 employees, other tenants included the Los Angeles forecast center of the U.S. Weather Bureau. Ten high-speed elevators were located on the exterior of the building and separate from the main lobby to create more flexible space. Among the Cold War-era features of the 11000 Wilshire Federal Building are the civil defense shelter areas in the basements and upper floors, with the ability to shelter up to 13,000 people.

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