GSA Advises FBI To Abandon Hoover Building

A plan released by the General Services Administration Monday advises the FBI to relocate from the J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Avenue to a new facility in the Washington area, reports the Washington Post. 

The GSA, under a directive from President Obama to reduce the footprint and costs of its real estate, outlined the proposal as it launched a search for private development partners for two major parcels of federal land in downtown Washington.


One is the Hoover building on Pennsylvania Avenue. At nearly 40 years old, the concrete Brutalist building is deteriorating, inefficient and lacks proper security for the FBI.