Monday, November 19, 2012

New Renderings of MoCo's Tallest Building



After building the tallest building in Montgomery County, JBG is putting the final touches on plans for an even taller building next door.  JBG's North Bethesda Market II (NoBe II), a second phase to the development that built the county's tallest structure, will add 400 new residences, 120,000 s.f. of retail, and a 150,000-s.f. office building when completed.  Renderings, completed by ArchiBIM, show the distinctive building rising above the 24-story tower now on the site.  Although a timeline has not been determined, JBG and co-developer MacFarlane Partners have been hoping to break ground on the 4.4 acre site in the first half of next year, producing an iconic, 26-story (300 ft) apartment building designed by Studios Architecture.

Montgomery County approved the building back in March.  The project furthers the goals of increased density and design along Rockville Pike, a goal that got a shot in the arm with the recent release of plans across the street for a replacement for the White Flint mall.  JBG owns more land to the south and west of the two sites, but for now, NoBe II is its sole focus in the area.  NoBe II will be completed in one phase, taking 2-to-3 years once construction starts.








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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liked it before and the redesign of the non-ziggurat side makes the project even better. Extremely refreshing to see a builder actually put some emphasis on architecture and taking a chance. You can love it or hate it, but by default it's better than anything that's gone up in mundane DC-proper in a long while.

Dumplin' Honeychild said...

Very cool. The citizens of Michigan Park and the adjacent neighborhoods of Brookland and Edgewood Terrace (adjacent to Michigan park, not MoCo) approve. Go Studios Architecture!

Anonymous said...

More gimmicky architecture passing for cutting edge. Hideous!

Anonymous said...

It's Mocofugly!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Tired of the same looking buildings

Evan on Nov 21, 2012, 12:06:00 PM said...

Love it, the entire dc area needs SO MUCH MORE contemporary design, enough with the ugly faux-traditional garbage, most of it is already looking terribly dated.

Anonymous said...

You know what's really dated? Making more mid-century modernist revival buildings that make the same mistake they made their first time at bat. Is that faux? Look beyond style to what works or doesn't.

Anonymous said...

I haven't noticed any faux tradititional buidlings going up recently? Where you livin man?

Anonymous said...

So fresh and exciting, what's next!

Skidrowe said...

Always entertaining to see the architectural Tea Partiers making their stand for "tradition," as if history stopped somewhere around 1950. What White Flint needs is a version of the Fannie Mae HQ - the absurd neo-Williamsburg edifice that disrespects actual Williamsburg buildings almost as much as it looks out of place on Wisconsin Avenue NW in DC -- right? As if.

JBG and Montgomery County seem to realize that eyecatching architecture is vital to put this otherwise depressingly average suburban strip on the map. It would be nice, though, if the various larger new buildings "talked" to each other, that is, worked together such that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The renderings don't suggest that much of that is happening.

Jerry knight said...

Would it be too much work to actually provide an address for this site or to tell us what's there now?
"Across from White Flint" is pretty vague.
Even Webjournalists should know Who What When and WHERE?

Ken on Nov 27, 2012, 7:35:00 AM said...

Jerry,

Click on the map to see the address. (But don't tell anyone about that feature)

Anonymous said...

The corner of Rockville Pike and Nicholson Ln is congested all the time. It takes 3 traffic light cycles to go through. What will it be when this thing gets built?

 

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