Visiting Public Buildings
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WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON BUILDING
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
About: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is tasked with protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. Their purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to their health and the environment. They study environmental issues, give grants for scientific studies and community environmental cleanups, and foster partnerships with businesses, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments to further their environmental goals. The EPA makes certain that environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade.
Completed in 1934, the William Jefferson Clinton federal building was originally known as the New Post Office Building. Replacing the Old Post Office, located across 12th Street, the new building was intended to consolidate and house the quickly expanding Post Office Department. The vast curved facades and hour-glass shape of the Clinton building serve as a monument to the original design of the Federal Triangle, which included two large circular plazas to either
side of the building. Today the building operates as the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.