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DCMetrocentric found the photo first. But I figured I’d post it here as well. This image shows the artistic rendering for the new 360,000-square-foot National Public Radio building designed by Hickok Cole Architects.

The office will be located at 1111 North Capitol Street. Completion time: 2012.

Back in March 2008, NPR acquired the building and vowed to keep the “façade and portions of the current four-story 1111 North Capitol Street property, [which was] constructed in 1927 for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company and  [is] listed on the historical registries of both the District and the U.S. government,” according to an NPR press release. This image (below) shows the property now. At first glance, the above rendering looks like a completely new structure. That’s not the case at all, as it turns out.

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