SL 08-135


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 18 September, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the final design for a new office building at 800 17th Street, NW. Commission members, while questioning the necessity of the glass fins on the south elevation, commended the applicant on the sophistication of the design and expressed enthusiasm for the sustainable design of the lobby. The Commission granted final approval for the design as shown in the drawings and materials received and dated 4 September 2008.

Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.


/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