Gallery: Gensler Hacks the J. Edgar Hoover Building To Envision the Off...

 
If you ask Gensler what their vision is for the office building of the future, you might be surprised to learn that it's not a brand new building. Last year Gensler's LA Office researched how they could turn our existing building stock into more useful and sustainable structures. They even went so far as to hack the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC (and LA's Union Bank) by adding residences, big box retailers and a rooftop soccer field. Their idea was that we already have plenty of good structurally-sound buildings, but these offices could become obsolete unless we turn them into useful spaces that improve the overall urban fabric. This brings a whole new architectural meaning to the phrase "hack the planet."

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