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La Renaissance (Kenesaw)
The importance of the original Kenesaw is urbanistic rather than outstanding design or innovative interior planning. It was finally located on a narrow triangular site on the crest of Meridian Hill, despite congressional opposition that sought to keep the top of the hill open as a public park. The intent of the original investors, who included Sen. John B. Anderson, was to capitalize on spectacular views in all directions. The seven-story, F-shaped building was the second apartment house in the city to have all of its facades facing streets. Designed by Stone in a bland version of the Neo-Renaissance style, the buff brick and limestone walls are faceted with a series of bay windows, octagonal bay windows and projecting corners.
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