Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building
1 Federal Drive
Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4080
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The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building is bound by the Twin Cities and highways 55, 5, 62 (Crosstown Expressway), and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. In 1969 Congress officially named the building for Henry Benjamin Whipple [nongovernment site], first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota.
Property Manager: Justin Weingartz, Tim O'Connor
For more building information and service calls, contact the Whipple Property Management Office (see contact box). For veterans information, visit the VA St. Paul Benefits Office website or call 800-827-1000 (toll-free). For other federal government information, call 1-844-USA-GOV1 (toll-free).
Major renovation work completed in June 2014 created a consolidated regional headquarters for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (see news story) and relocated several former tenants to Norman Pointe II, a leased office building in Bloomington, Minn.
Besides the VA, the Whipple building also houses Homeland Security offices, a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), military recruiting offices, an Immigration Review office, and the Federal Executive Board.
On the most recent (2017) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 69% of respondents rated the building and GSA services a four or five on a five-point scale.
The Whipple Federal Building includes a cafeteria (open 7 a.m.– 3 p.m.), vending machines, and an ATM, all located on the ground floor.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/bhwfb.