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Yesterday I reported on the planned conversion of Georgetown’s vacant West Heating Plant into the most expensive condos in town. Last night, developer Richard Levy and architect David Adjaye presented their plans to the public. Details were still sparse—-there’s much to be planned, let alone approved by the various preservation authorities—-but the team shared some renderings of the project.
Here’s the view from the south on 29th Street NW. The facade facing 29th Street is the only one that will be preserved; the other three will be torn down due to structural deficiencies and lack of natural light and rebuilt in a style that mimics the building’s jagged brick corners. The stairway up to the property is intended to make the area under the Whitehurst Freeway more inviting.
And here’s a view from the public park just south of the building. Landscape architect Ignacio Bunster describes the park as a “sweeping plaza” with a shallow water feature and compares it to New York’s High Line. There will be two levels of parking under the park. The rendering, Bunster notes, is slightly out of proportion; in reality, the heating plant building is taller and not as wide as it appears here.
I’ll add more renderings shortly as I receive them.
Renderings courtesy of The Georgetown Company