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National Place

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1978–1982, Frank Schlesinger. 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW

National Place is a large mixed-use complex that zigzags around the buildings of the National Press, the National Theater, and the National League of Cities. It connects 14th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue with 13th and F streets. Incorporating the Marriott Hotel and a shopping atrium, National Place is better appreciated from the interior, where a grand hotel lobby connects to ballroom levels and shopping arcades. Its bland brown brick exterior serves as a backdrop for the more exuberant Willard Hotel.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "National Place", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 199-199.

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