Put this one down for the District’s biggest architectural chameleon: The proposed Adams Morgan Hotel, which submitted its zoning application back in July, has just come out with yet another design, after a jet-black version in November didn’t exactly meet with rave reviews. The developers’ explanation:
Color changes and the glass façade at the corner of Euclid & Champlain Streets will accentuate the Church Building and incorporate a striking Addition while maintaining the consistency of Adams Morgan architecture, especially as the Addition steps down along Champlain Street. Some original components of the Addition’s façade have been changed to complement the surrounding vernacular and rationalize the scale of the Addition (making it look smaller in height), especially with a recessed top floor. The color and texture of the substantial majority of the Addition’s brick façade was changed to reflect feedback from members of the community. The Adams Morgan Historic Hotel will still be Washington’s only truly green hotel, exceeding LEED Silver certification criteria.
Not sure if that’ll mollify the Office of Planning’s concerns that the building’s still just too big. A full set of renderings after the jump.
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