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3100 Clarendon Boulevard (Office Tower)

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Office Tower
1987, Martin and Jones

Clarendon's centerpiece and most prominent vertical landmark is an office tower designed by a local postmodernist firm. They chose Michael Graves's Portland (Oregon) Public Services building (1979–1983) as their model. The design has the typical squat form, pyramidal top, and overscaled simplified details; unfortunately, neither the detailing nor the wit match the richness of Graves's original.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "3100 Clarendon Boulevard (Office Tower)", [Arlington, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 51-51.

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