Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building

Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
Closed to the public.


950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530



The design of the Justice building is similar to other Federal Triangle buildings, with an Indiana limestone facade over a steel frame, red-tile hip roof, and colonnades, as well as interior courtyards to provide natural light and ventilation. It is distinguished from other Federal Triangle buildings by Art Deco elements and the innovative use of aluminum for details that were traditionally cast in bronze. All entrances to the building feature 20-foot high aluminum doors that slide into recessed pockets. Interior stair railings, grillwork, and door trim are aluminum, as are Art Deco torchieres, doors for the building's 25 elevators, and more than 10,000 light fixtures.

Last Reviewed 2016-06-30