Monday, September 24, 2012

Today in Pictures - 800 N. Glebe

In 2006, Chevy Chase based JBG demolished the Bob Peck Chevrolet dealership, a uniquely futuristic building at 800 N. Glebe Rd. in Arlington that inspired some adoration in the architectural world.  But rather than break completely with the past for its flagship Ballston office project, JBG hired Cooper Carry to design a 10-story office building that would incorporate a faithful reproduction of the one-story dealership, including the blue diamond canopy that became the symbol for the dealership, and what JBG calls "a bold exclamation point on the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor."  The office building, completed this summer, features a glass curtainwall with three "sails" and has been designed for LEED Gold certification.

Arlington,  VA real estate development news


Anonymous said...

Driving by this building on a clear sunny day means you get a glorious reflection of sky and clouds. Despite being another all-glass building, it is a very well-thought out design and looks great. What a nice change!

Anonymous said...

I pass by this building every day and never tire of it. What a refresher! Looking forward to its street face as ground floor retail moves in-couldn't be a more eye catching retail location.

Anonymous said...

It's definatley nice for an all glass building. Too bad about the retro diamond Tutu above the ground floor.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure I'd like this, but I do. It has a nice street presence. The whole character of that section of Glebe looks and feels much better.


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