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“Dear PoPville,

Perhaps you can help me out with this – it’s been bugging me.

I’ve attached a photo below, on the left you’ll see a new building in the Linq complex in Las Vegas, NV. It opened in 2014. On the right you’ll see the old Hecht Company Warehouse, built in 1937 on New York Avenue.

How on earth did this happen? Is it an homage?

Link to NV photo.

Thanks for any insight you can give!”

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1734 6th Street, NW

The Oslo’s website says:

“Oslo is a 9-unit apartment building in Shaw. There are 3- and 4-bedroom units. It’s the perfect home for friends, or maybe you just like a lot of space.

FEATURES:

It’s a brand new building.
Every bedroom has its own bathroom. Never again will you argue over whose turn it is to buy toilet paper.
Modern design, space efficient units, minimalist features.
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and large basin sink.
Large walk-in showers. No grimy tub.
A space-saving, stackable washer and dryer in every unit.
There are windows everywhere. We’re talking about a lot of light.
Roof deck where you’ll spend your summer.
A small community. You (should) know your neighbors. There’s only 33 of you.
Amazing location in Shaw. Great restaurants, bars with people you want to talk to, some of the best music venues in the city. And the building’s a block from the Shaw Metro station.
Currently under construction. Ready November move-in.”

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photos courtesy Golden Triangle BID

From a press release:

“Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America announced today the grand opening of 1200 Seventeenth Street NW, a 170,000 square foot, commercial office building, two blocks from the Farragut North Red Line Metro station in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District. The trophy class building is designed to achieve the highest level of environmental sustainability, LEED Platinum.

Ideally located near three Metro lines, the building offers glass on all four sides, expansive ceiling heights, efficient floor plates, a full service 2,500 square foot fitness center, and a best-in-class Client-only rooftop event space framed by a landscaped green roof. 1200 Seventeenth has immediate access to myriad retail, dining, and hospitality amenities on Connecticut Avenue, just steps away. 1200 Seventeenth Street NW features floor-to-ceiling glass and column-free efficient interiors. The building accommodates 9’0” ceiling heights throughout the space and has views of St. Matthews Cathedral to the west, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to the east, and the Washington Monument to the south.

Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America developed 1200 Seventeenth with an ambitious vision to deploy forward-thinking, efficient design and sustainable features. The building design integrates water-saving fixtures that create a 40% reduction in water use, low-emitting materials and ample ventilation to increase air quality, and abundant daylight and views to enhance the quality of life and overall work environment for its occupants. Additionally, the building’s construction used 20% recycled content and recycled over 75% of the construction waste generated, and the building will generate 35% of its power from green power sources. The building features a state-of-the-art, dedicated outside air system (DOAS) with VAV controls, averaging 33% more efficiency than a conventional VAV system.”

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1200 17th St, NW in 2012

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2700 Woodley Road, NW

Like the way this new construction turned out?

Their website says:

“Experience the height of luxury at The Woodley. With 212 distinctive residences that reflect the cultivated lifestyle of DC’s most desirable neighborhood, The Woodley offers unmatched amenities and signature services dedicated to meet your every need.

Stunning studio, one, two and three bedroom homes and penthouses offer the sophistication of rich finishes, hardwood flooring and private balconies. State-of-the-art gourmet kitchens feature sophisticated granite countertops, raised panel wood cabinetry and award-winning Kitchen Aid Architect Series appliances.

Residents at The Woodley enjoy 24-hour concierge services, including package retrieval, valet dry cleaning and away from home services.”

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2300-2310 Connecticut Ave, NW

Lots of folks have sent in photos of the facade of the old Chinese Embassy on Connecticut Ave just past the Taft bridge between Dupont and Woodley Park. Here’s the first rendering I’ve seen:

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Here’s an old press release from May 2013 when ground was broken:

“DTZ announced today that ground was broken on a new 370,000 square-foot Residential Compound for Chinese Embassy diplomats at 2300 Connecticut Avenue N.W. The new building will occupy the former site of the first Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the US, which opened in the early 1970s. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has since moved its’ Embassy to 3505 International Place, NW.

The construction phase is programmed for 26 months with a completion date scheduled for the summer of 2015. (more…)