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CityCenter DC

One of the largest urban development projects in Washington D.C.’s history, the 10-acre CityCenter DC redevelopment consists of seven new buildings and a public park covering more than five city blocks.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Foster + Partners, Shalom Baranes Associates and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Ltd.
Owner
District of Columbia
Location
Washington, D.C.
Completion Date
Area
700,000 ft²
Sustainability
LEED-ND Gold certification
CityCenter DC in Washington, D.C. Thornton Tomasetti
CityCenter DC in Washington, D.C. Thornton Tomasetti
CityCenter DC in Washington, D.C. Thornton Tomasetti

A “Modern Day Rockefeller Center” for The Federal City

One of the largest urban development projects in Washington D.C.’s history, the 10-acre CityCenter DC redevelopment consists of seven new buildings and a public park covering more than five city blocks. The development also served as a pilot for LEED for Neighborhood Development, the first program in the United States dedicated to sustainable neighborhood design and, as a result, was one of the first developments to receive LEED-ND Gold certification. The project was completed in 2013.

We provided structural design services to Foster + Partners, Shalom Baranes Associates & Gustafson Guthrie Nichol for two 11-story office buildings and below-grade parking for 1,555 vehicles.

citycenter CityCenter DC in Washington, D.C. Thornton Tomasetti

Highlights

  • The two commercial buildings provide 520,000 square feet of office space and 185,000 square feet of retail and dining space.
  • The buildings consist of post-tensioned concrete with shear-wall lateral systems.
  • Both buildings also include green roofs.
  • A four-level underground parking garage were designed as four separate structures connected by expansion joints.
  • The conventionally reinforced concrete structure serves as the foundation for the entire redevelopment area.

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