The towering Federal Building is a stark contrast to much of the classic architecture surrounding it. Even amongst government buildings, it is a darker shade of bleak and soul sucking. Constructed in the 1950s, it was originally intended as a federal transportation office, before it was ‘acquired’ by a National Defense organization. While the floors upon floors of office space serve just fine for the mostly banal work of its civil servants, the structure is nowhere near as fortified as other federal institutes, with a major pedestrian thoroughfare passing right through the mezzanine connecting the two structures that make up the building.
While the building might lack in the security department, very little is known of what work is done here. High level security access is required to gain entrance past the first floor coffee shops and cafeterias that serve it and neighboring office towers. Para-military guards patrol the area regularly, and the federal agents are a reserved lot, keeping mostly to themselves. Sometimes their expertise is called upon by the APD, but this is often done begrudgingly.