So, I often complain about DC architecture, which I know isn't fair. Here is a prime example just down the street from Bistro Bis. So, grab a sidecar and visit 500 New Jersey Avenue NW to see it.
Opened in 2004, the National Association of Realtors HQ was designed by Gund Associates of Cambridge, MA. Seen looking south , the building resembles a glass ship sliding along New Jersey Ave. NW. This building's profile and materials are a surprising contrast to the very stoic, Neo-Classical, or glass box aesthetic that surrounds it. The blue glass in this case interacts pleasurable with the clouds in the sky. (Have I talked about my addiction to clouds on this blog yet?) It might just qualify as the DC Gherkin with a severe height restriction. I wish buildings in DC could truly fly like the eagle, but really DC doesn't need any more monuments to the phallus.
Stay tuned for other architectural treasures new and old that dot our vastly changing skyline.
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