This is the same architect who did 2030 8th St, NW across the street from 9:30 Club.

Ed. Note: Rendering was removed by request as it was released prematurely.

Thanks to a reader for passing on the rendering from Morris Adjmi Architects:

“We create architecture and environments composed of contemporary forms that are inspired by context and history.

Morris Adjmi Architects is a New York City-based architecture firm whose work is built on sound architectural traditions that incorporate innovations in design, materials, and technology. Morris Adjmi established MA in 1997 following a fruitful ten-year partnership with the renowned Italian architect Aldo Rossi. The firm draws from this rich history and looks to the future, creating work that is both contemporary and timeless.”

union station
Courtesy Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

From a press release:

“Today, Washington Union Station reveals a restored, historic Main Hall. Covered for the past four years in scaffolding as rehabilitation work was underway, the historic space is now unobstructed, as originally designed, for the first time in almost 50 years.

Opened in 1907 as the General Waiting Room of the station, the Main Hall was well known for its impressive scale, stretching 219 feet by 120 feet, with a ceiling height of 96 feet, and grand gold-coffered ceiling. Historically lined with mahogany benches, the Main Hall functioned as large open space until the 1940’s. The onset of World War II resulted in increased traffic at the station, and ticket counters were expanded from the West Hall into the Main Hall, to accommodate the demand. In the 1970’s as train travel declined, and air travel became more popular, ideas to reactivate the grand space were evaluated. (more…)

Cleveland Park Exterior 3-2016_0_0
via DCPL

Thanks to a reader for passing on from DCPL:

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, will be rebuilt.

The Library has selected the team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman to design the building. The project is currently funded at $18.6 million.

The new library, which is still in the design phase, will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults. (more…)

stairs

Not sure if they’re still available but they are beautiful. Thanks to a reader for passing on from Craigslist:

“My wife and I are about to renovate a historic DC Logan Circle row home and unfortunately we will no longer have a need for the original switch back stairs.

These stairs are part of the original house which was built in 1907. They have beautiful wood paneling, which could be used for any reclaimed wood project.”