SL 08-015

HPA number
HPA 08-046

800 17th Street, NW
United States

D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Office building
New 12-story office building
Review Type


Dear Mr. Karchem:

In its meeting of 15 November, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the concept design for the construction of a new 12-story office building at the corner of 17th and H streets, NW. The Commission members found the proposed design for the glass-walled building to be well conceived and elegant. Because of the simplicity of the glazed facades, the Commission members commented that the detailing will be very important to the overall success of the building's design. The design details of the lobby will also be a critical factor due to the prominence and extent of the lobby along the street.

The Commission looks forward to the review of the final plans when ready. As always, the staff is available to assist you and the design team with the final submission.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Daniel B. Karchem
Senior Vice President, Development
Vornado, Charles E. Smith
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22202

cc: David Epstein, Gensler