Taken before the security was intensified
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is very proud of the new District 7 headquarters building. This futuristic 13-story building defies convention while exemplifying the State’s extraordinary commitment to creativity, environmental sensitivity and design excellence in public architecture. This structure achieves world-class design, sustainability and integration of art and functional architecture. It contains 716,200 gross square feet of functional space plus underground parking for 1142 vehicles. Currently the building is the home to 1,850 Caltrans employees and 500 City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation staff. The construction cost was $165 million.