John F. Kennedy Federal Building
15 Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203
The John F. Kennedy Federal Building, located adjacent to Boston City Hall, was designed by Walter Gropius and consists of twin 26-story high-rise towers and a low, four-story building. After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, officials decided to name the complex after him, an appropriate gesture to honor him in his home city.
Property Manager: Jim Kelliher
Public Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except federal holidays)
Public Access: High Rise, City Hall side and Low Rise, City Hall Side (only open from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
- JFK Federal Fitness Center
- ATM: Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Room R-245
- Cafeteria (second floor)
- Concessions: Snack and Play, The Purple Heart Cafe
Key Tenants: Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Social Security Administration, U.S. Health and Human Services, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office, Senator Edward Markey’s office.
Parking and public transportation
North Station (MBTA Green and Orange lines and Commuter Rail), Red, Orange, Green and Blue line stations within walking distance. Several public parking garages within walking distance.
Art and architecture
Our Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings. This building houses:
- Full Circle: Profile of Courage by artist Herbert Ferber, commissioned in 1968
- New England Elegy by artist Robert Motherwell, ommissioned in 1966
- Thermopylae by artist Dimitri Hadzi, commissioned in 1966