30-story Rosslyn office tower expected to go up soon
By Jonathan O'Connell
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 29, 2010; 8:00 PM
"New York-based Monday Properties plans to begin work soon on what it says will be the Washington area's tallest office building, a 30-story Rosslyn tower twice the height of the tallest office buildings in the District.
The building, planned for 1812 N. Moore St. and approved by the Arlington County Board two years ago, required special permission from the Federal Aviation Administration because of concerns about air traffic from Reagan National Airport. Rising 390 feet, it will feature stunning views of the Mall, have a shimmering glass exterior and be one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Virginia. Construction is scheduled to start Oct. 14 and continue until early 2013.
The 30-story building at 1812 N. Moore St. in Rosslyn will have a pyramid on top. (Interface Multimedia)
Other than on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Congress banned buildings of more than 130 feet in the District. But Rosslyn is not bound by the height limit. Rosslyn already boasts two of the region's tallest buildings, at 1000 and 1100 Wilson Blvd., also owned by Monday. Another developer, the JBG Cos., is planning a tower of nearly identical height down the block on North Moore Street that will feature an observation deck.
The two developers have a size-driven rivalry, with Monday issuing a news release calling 1812 North Moore "D.C.'s tallest building" and JBG marketing its project, Central Place, as "towering high above the Rosslyn Metro station - and the competition..."