Wilshire Federal Building

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Wilshire Federal Building
General information
Address 11000 Wilshire Boulevard
Town or city Sawtelle, California
Country U.S.
Coordinates 34°03′23″N 118°26′54″W / 34.056295°N 118.448265°W / 34.056295; -118.448265Coordinates: 34°03′23″N 118°26′54″W / 34.056295°N 118.448265°W / 34.056295; -118.448265
Construction started 1968
Completed 1969
Height 79.43 m[1]
Design and construction
Architecture firm Charles Luckman Associates[2]

The Wilshire Federal Building is an office building in Los Angeles, located on Wilshire and Sepulveda Boulevards in the area of Sawtelle.[3] Many of Los Angeles’ federal offices are located in this building.[3] The building actually is not located on municipal Los Angeles land, but in a small (0.90-square-mile (2.3 km2)), unincorporated area of Los Angeles County enclosed by the city, known as unincorporated Sawtelle.

Wilshire Federal Building was begun in 1968 and completed in 1969.[4] It is 79 metres (259 ft) high.[4]

The building is often the site of protests and demonstrations. For example, during the Iranian Revolution, the Federal Building was the scene of demonstrations both supporting the Revolution and supporting the Shah.[5]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Los Angeles field office is in Suite 1700.[6]


  1. ^ "Wilshire Federal Building". Emporis. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Federal Building". Los Angeles Conservancy. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Joan Wai, Newcomer's Handbook For Moving To And Living In Los Angeles: Including Santa Monica, Pasadena, Orange County, And The San Fernando Valley. Newcomer's Handbooks. Edition 4. (First Books, 2005), 32.
  4. ^ a b "Wilshire Federal Building". Skyscraperpage.com. 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Reza Kahlili, A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran (Simon and Schuster, 2010), 112.
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Division." Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved on June 9, 2015. "11000 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90024"

External links

  • Official website

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