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1978–1979, Weihe, Black, Jeffries, and Strassman. 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Westbridge, one of the earliest projects to rise in the new West End section of Downtown West, best exemplifies the hoped-for results of the mixed-use zone. A nine-story office building at the north and a ten-story condominium block at the south frame an open, Ushaped courtyard, which is oriented west toward Georgetown. Brick-sheathed balconies define the facade of the condominium tower and those sections of the office blocks that face the condo-miniums, while simple flat bands of brick and glass define the remainder of the office block. Retail shops line the first floor, and a swimming pool and terrace are located at the second-story level of the courtyard, all offering amenities appropriate for the project's affluent tenants and residents.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Westbridge", [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, 230-230.

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