Gallery: Foster & Partners Breaks Ground on Ten Acre CityCenter in Wash...

 

Construction began this week on Foster & Partner’s CityCenter DC – one of the United States’ largest and most important urban redevelopment projects. The ten acre convention center will be transformed into a mixed-use development that humanizes an otherwise frenetic urban environment with a clustering of four new buildings and a masterplan. Aiming for gold LEED certification in the neighborhood development category, the low-carbon complex will feature a green roof, passive orientation, and lightweight aluminum louvers that will regulate sunlight.

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  1. monarchrh April 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    So wonderful to see D.C. spreading upward and not outward! The DC metro area is in need of some revitalization and restructuring in order to keep pace with the ever evolving urban environment. Mixed used development is the first stop on the New Urbanism train and it is coming up fast. I’m so happy to see cities comprehending and addressing sprawl issues.

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