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GSA Modern Building Posters & Brochures

Established in 1949, GSA undertook more than 700 building projects across the United States during its first three decades.  This period of extensive federal growth coincided with the second wave of the Modern movement, with architects exploring technological advances with creativity and optimism.

GSA's most noted Modern buildings stand as striking landmarks designed by master architects.  But economic goals often took precedence over architectural distinction, and the majority of 1950s, 60s, and 70s federal buildings reflect typical office design of the period.

In 2007, as part of the Historic Building Poster & Brochures Series, GSA issued a special set of posters and brochures highlighting selected federal modern-era buildings.  Copies may be obtained by contacting the Historic Buildings Program.

California
Chet Holifield Federal Building, Laguna Niguel, California

Colorado
Byron Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Denver, Colorado

District of Columbia
Robert C. Weaver U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Washington, DC
U.S. Tax Court Building, Washington, DC

Illinois
Federal Center, Chicago, Illinois

Maryland
Edward A. Garmatz U.S. Courthouse, Baltimore, Maryland

Massachusetts
John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, Massachusetts

Missouri
Richard Bolling Federal Building, Kansas City, Missouri

New York
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building & James L. Watson U.S. Court of International Trade Building, New York, New York

Oklahoma
Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

South Carolina
Strom Thurmond Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Columbia, South Carolina

Washington
Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, Seattle, Washington

 


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