1000 Connecticut Avenue

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1000 Connecticut Avenue
General information
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Technical details
Floor count12
Design and construction
ArchitectPei Cobb Freed & Partners

1000 Connecticut Avenue is a high-rise building located in the United States capital of Washington, D.C.. This building replaced a previous structure, built in 1956, which was demolished in the winter of 2007.[1][2][3]


The architect of the current building was James Ingo Freed, who teamed with New York firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners to design the postmodern structure of the building.[4] This was one of several projects, including the United States Air Force Memorial that were underway when the architect died in 2005.[5] The previous building was valued at approximately $ 25 million,[2][6] the previous building served as the headquarters for real estate agency, Manta.[7] The previous building rose to 153 feet (47 m); due to the Heights of Buildings Act of 1910, the building's height was restricted to being lower than the width of the right-of-way of the avenue on which the building fronts. The new 1000 Connecticut Avenue was completed in 2012. A law firm, Arent Fox, leases eight floors of the building.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1000 Connecticut Avenue". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
  2. ^ a b "1000 Connecticut Avenue". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
  3. ^ "1000 Connecticut Avenue (original)". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
  4. ^ Forgey, Benjamin (2005-08-05). "Corner Kick". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  5. ^ James Ingo Freed FAIA Partner, 1980–2005 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, pcf-p.com. Retrieved on 27 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Construction Journal: 1000 Connecticut Avenue". Construction Journal. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  7. ^ "1000 Connecticut Avenue (Manta)". Manta. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  8. ^ Castro, Melissa (May 15, 2008). "Arent Fox Inks Deal for 1000 Connecticut Ave. NW". Washington Business Journal.

Coordinates: 38°54′10.1″N 77°2′24.5″W / 38.902806°N 77.040139°W / 38.902806; -77.040139