Monthly Archives: January 2016

490 L’Enfant Plaza

L’Enfant Plaza was designed by I.M. Pei, with construction of the four main buildings completed in 1968.  In 1973, 490 L’Enfant Plaza was added to the complex, as a combined hotel and office space.  It was designed by Vlastimil Koubek, in the same Brutalist style as the rest of the complex.

1711 8th St. NW

This building was originally the Lincoln Westmoreland II apartments, set up as affordable housing under Section 8.  In 2013, at the end of 20 years, the Section 8 classification expired and the owner decided not to renew, but instead to re-brand it as luxury apartments under the name Heritage Station at Shaw.  The existing tenants […]

Department of Agriculture – south building

The south building of the Department of Agriculture is at 14th and Independence, across from the administration building of the Department.  Completed in 1936, it was the largest office building in the world at that time.  It is brick, in the Classical style, and is connected by two large stone pedestrian bridges across Independence Avenue […]