About Dennis Chavez Federal Building
The Dennis Chavez Federal Building, named for a long time former United States Senator, is a highrise building located at 500 Gold Avenue SW in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The building was built in 1972 to concentrate various federal agencies, including the post office and federal courthouse, in one location. The building was designed by the Albuquerque firm of Flatow, Moore, Bryan, and Fairburn. The main post office has since been relocated and a new federal courthouse was built in 1998, but a number of agencies are still housed in the 13-story Dennis Chavez Building. At 60 m (197 ft) in height, it currently ranks seventh on the Albuquerque skyline.