Thanks to a reader for sending:
“Several of these signs went up outside the Woodies Building at 10th and G Street, NW describing the 2011 “colorization” of the facade.”
Closeup of sign after the jump. (more…)
Thanks to all who passed these on from DC United:
“New renderings dropping all week long! Stay tuned for more shots of our new home.”
You can see some older renderings here. What do you think of the new ones?
1529 18th Street, NW
I just gotta wonder, what are the odds that MAA would have such a beautiful building as their headquarters?
3221 12th Street, NE
I really like how these turned out across the street from Brookland’s Finest at 12th and Jackson. You guys?
Shaw. Off Blagden Alley. Thumbs up or down?
Ed. Note: I dig the wood slats:
From The Cairo, of course.
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.”
A reader wonders about 7300 Georgia Ave, NW.
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…)