CRYSTAL CITY, OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA
Crystal City is a new town, part of Washington, D.C. It is located in the immediate South of Potomac River across from the National Capital and shares the land development with the National Capital Airport (now the Reagan National Airport). The City was initially formed after the Second World War. Around 1980, a series of Crystal Park Office Buildings (5 blocks) was proposed and built by Charles E. Smith Development, along one side of Crystal Park Drive, in front of Reagan Airport. These 5 buildings include a milion S.F. lease office space and 5 inter-connected levels of underground parking garage for over 5,000 cars. The complex was designed strongly influenced by Corbusier and the International Style with simple, clean expression, exposed concrete structures, and clearly articulated glass facades.
Courtesy, Weihe Partnership (Weihe Design Group)