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U.S. News and World Report Headquarters

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1984, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. 2400 N St. NW
  • U.S. News and World Report Headquarters

The U.S. News and World Report Headquarters is part of a building group designed to create a “sense of place” at the northern section of the West End. Developed by Mortimer Zuckerman of Boston Properties, who is also owner of U.S. News and World Report, the grouping also includes a twin office building—2300 N Street and its neighbor to the south, the Park Hyatt Hotel. The plan called for future buildings along 24th and N streets.

The buildings' more distinctive features are the large hemicycles at the corners of the two office buildings. They provide an “entrance” to this project and to the rebuilt West End from the north. The materials, precast concrete bands and deep red brick facing, were intended to act as a transition from gray Federal Washington to the red brick town houses of Georgetown. A four-story atrium gives a sense of transparency to the main facade of the magazine's building.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Citation

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "U.S. News and World Report Headquarters", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-DW23.

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 229-230.

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