Capitol Hill Tower, 1000 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington DC
Capitol Hill Tower was built by Valhal Corporation of New York, completing in May, 2006. The 334-unit building is a "condo-op" (more coop than condo), with some of the best pricing in the city at the time of sale, with 12 studios, 209 1-beds, 120 2-beds and 3 3-bedroom units. Sales began in October 2005, and continued through 2010. Building amenities include a pool, fitness center, and attended front desk; pets allowed. Finishes are simple and plain - the building will never win awards for design either inside or out - but its draws are the proximity to Metro (one block) and to the ballpark.
SK&I Architectural Design Group designed the building, which was assembled by Tompkins Builders. This was definitely a pioneering project for the area, surrounded at first by vacant lots and industrial sites, but the opening of the Nationals Stadium has changed that somewhat, and now significant residential and office construction is underway, as well as a nearby bike path along the Anacostia as part of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.
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