Orville Wright Federal Building

Orville Wright Federal Building – FOB 10A
Wilbur Wright Federal Building – FOB 10B
Closed to the public.

 

Orville Wright Federal Building
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Wilbur Wright Federal Building
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

 

An integral component of the federal government's mid-twentieth century plan to redevelop Southwest, Washington DC, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters buildings were constructed in the 1960s to house two rapidly growing agencies: NASA and the FAA. In 2004, the buildings long referred to as Federal Office Buildings 10A and 10B, were named in honor of flight pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Unique examples of the International Style in federal construction, the buildings have recently been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Last Reviewed 2017-03-30