This project involved new construction above the Hecht's Department Store, which remained occupied throughout construction. The Hecht's store is located on G Street between 12th and 13th Streets and occupies an entire block in downtown Washington, DC. DC's main metro hub, Metro Center, is located below Hecht's and access could not be interrupted.
The project included 6 levels of office space above and adjacent to the department store with two 12-story entrance towers, atrium connector, 4 main lobbies; there was also an addition of a 140-space parking garage and loading dock. The mechanical system was protected during construction and integration was phased upon topping off.
One Metro Center is LEED® EB v2009 Gold certified.
Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Awards (Multiple Trades)