Sunday, March 18, 2007
After years in Rosslyn, the brand new $435 million Newseum development at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street NW, is quickly preparing for its grand opening in the Fall of 2007. But that is not stopping the residential component of the project from starting to now accept applications from potential residents interesting in pre-leasing one of its 135 apartments. When completed, the Newseum complex will feature a 250,000-sf museum, a two-level 24,000-sf conference center, and seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services. In addition, a three-level restaurant - The Source by Wolfgang Puck – will occupy the northwest corner of the building. The apartments (officially known as "The Residences at the Newseum") will take up 12 floors and 140,000 sf, face both C and 6th Streets, and feature a root-top terrace and fitness center, with balconies, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the units. Studios are expected to start at $1,600/month, with one bedrooms beginning at $2,300/month and two bedrooms at $3,500/month. Project manager for the Newseum is CarrAmerica Ltd., with Bozzuto & Associates handling management of the Residences. Architecture by Polshek Partnership Architects.