24B — July 28 - August 10, 2017 — Green Buildings — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


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ASH I NGTON , DC — Skanska , a national devel- Construction milestone at landmark, sustainable building blocks from White House Skanska tops out at 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. W

tail space, a double volume lobby, a spa-like fitness facil- ity and a high-end rooftop terrace with views of historic Georgetown, the National Cathedral, U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. To achieve this significant milestone, a team of nearly 200 construction profession- als: • Dedicated more than 96,000 hours of work in 2017 • Installed approximately 14,906 cubic yards of cement • Removed 6,515 tons of material of which 66% was recycled • 1,062 tons of dirt recycled • 126 tons of concrete re- cycled • 662 tons of steel recycled Skanska engaged Gensler architects to design a building with glass fins sculpted on its Pennsylvania Ave.-facing exterior in a wave pattern that creates an animated appearance that looks differ- ent depending on where the viewer is located. The design floods the office with soft light for an open, airy feeling throughout the workspaces while the energy efficient glass ensures the light doesn’t generate uncomfortable heat and glare. Leasing approximately 115,000 s/f on the top five floors of the building, the renowned global law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen&Ham- ilton will anchor the property. The building is a part of a vibrant and growing neigh- borhood and will provide tenants with innovative and flexible workplaces, and the community with new places to shop, dine and socialize in the neighborhood. It is locat- ed one block from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail Sta- tion and surrounded by a wide array of retail amenities in the existing neighborhood. With its longstanding com- mitment to green building, Skanska is incorporating ener- gy saving strategies through- out the building process to achieve a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainable materials and energy-efficient systems will limit the building’s envi- ronmental impact while inno- vative rain reclamation system filters reuse rainwater in the building’s restrooms. There is a planned bike roomwith lock- ers and repair equipment to encourage bike commuting. n

to life as the work progress- es,” said Mark Carroll , head of Skanska’s real estate de- velopment operations in D.C. “It is a significant opportunity to design a building in such a prominent location. Very few new office buildings can boast such a storied neighborhood or such extraordinary views.” Once complete, the 11-story building will host 230,000 s/f of trophy office space. Located on the west side of the central business district just five blocks from the White House, 2112 Penn will also feature 10,000 s/f of street-level re-

opment and construction firm, has topped out at 2112 Pennsylvania Ave., mark- ing the completion of the concrete structure of this highly sustainable, innova- tive and elegant new building in Washington’s central busi- ness district. “It is remarkable to see the project moving closer to its end goal. Now that we have the bones of the building in place, we’re excited to see the elegant visual exterior come

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