Under Construction

Not all glass buildings are created equal

One of the more interesting glass buildings in DC is under construction down the street from my apartment. Instead of creating another glass rectangle that blends into the surrounding landscape, the architects – Cunningham and Quill – designed a crazy glass trapezoid which will eventually be supported by a rectangle. The smart design touches will be two above street level terraces on top of the rectangle and a semi-green roof.

My only criticisms are I wish the glass was not the same color as the glass on every other building (maybe some white smoke like Frank Gehry’s IAC) and I like the way it looks currently, on stilts.