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USA Today Building and Gannett Building

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1982, 1985, Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum. 1000 and 1100 Wilson Blvd.
  • USA Today Building and Gannett Building (Bill Sublette)

The twin silver towers in a minimalist sculptural form that play off each other with identical sleek aluminum skins are eye catchers. Although the Gannett Building has the easier entrance to find, the interior mall is undistinguished. The entrance to the USA Today Building is memorable. Escalators and water cascade down, and the view toward Washington from the stairs and the third- and fourth-floor malls is impressive. In September 1999 the Gannett Corporation announced it would relocate to Tysons Corner in 2001; hence the buildings will receive new names.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "USA Today Building and Gannett Building", [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, 54-54.

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