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Bowen Building, Washington, DC

After Construction
After Construction

Originally built in the 1920's, The Bowen Building was redeveloped into a modern, first-class office building.  The existing facade, which was deemed historic by the DC Historic Preservation Review Board, was preserved during construction with more than 700 tons of steel truss bracing.  The design married the existing ornate Indiana limestone facades with state-of-the-art, operationally efficient and cost-effective building systems designed for optimum energy efficiency, comfort and flexibility.  The scope included below-grade parking built above the existing Metro line.  In addition to the base building, 11 floors of tenant work were also completed. 

Project Specifications


The Kaempfer Company (now Vornado)


Hartman-Cox Architects


295,000 SF Historic Renovation/New Construction


Negotiated GMP


22 Months