John F. Kennedy Federal Building

JFK Federal building two towers with the city hall plaza in front

15 Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203
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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: Bryan Rupprecht
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

The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings.
"Full Circle: Profile of Courage" by artist Herbert Ferber. Commissioned in 1968. "New England Elegy" by artist Robert Motherwell. Commissioned in 1966. "Thermopylae" by artist Dimitri Hadzi. Commissioned in 1966.

Last Reviewed: 2020-05-14