International Monetary Fund, HQ1 & HQ2 | Washington, DC
The International Monetary Fund is a key worldwide agency, chartered through the United Nations, that works in a variety of sectors to promote global growth and sound economics.
Founded at the close of World War II as the world recovered from the Great Depression, the IMF provides policy advice, training, and research to its 188 member nations, as well as loans to combat economic problems and assist developing nations.
Building I, informally called “HQ1," was constructed in phases between 1973 and 1998, designed by Vincent Kling & Associates, and houses approximately 2,300 personnel in a footprint of approximately 100,000 square feet.
Building II (HQ2) was designed by Henry Cobb and Yvonne Szeto of Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners and was completed in 2005. Flanked by triangular parks to the east and west and by its IMF HQ1 counterpart to the south, the building consists of twelve floors comprising 649,000 sq ft of office and support space, including staff amenities and a coffee bar, a restaurant, and meeting and training facilities.
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