Curved glass curtains will give Washington, D.C., office building more views and floor space

Around 900 fluted glass panes will cover 2050 M Street, which will contain television studios for CBS.

November 04, 2015 |
Curved glass curtains will give Washington, D.C., office building more views and floor space

The 2050 M Street building will have panels of curved glass covering its exterior. Renderings courtesy REX, via Architizer

The 2050 M Street building in Washington, D.C., will be covered with curtains of curved glass.

The building’s envelope will be composed of 900 floor-to-ceiling fluted glass panels that measure nearly 10.5 feet tall and 4.9 feet in width, according to Architizer.

The curved glass is thinner and more transparent than typical glass façades. It will not need intermediary mullions for support, which maximizes floor space for the 11-story, 364,000-sf building.

Joshua Prince-Ramus, the principal of New York-based firm REX, designed 2050 M Street, and it is commissioned by real estate company Tishman Speyer.

It will house offices and television studios for CBS’s Washington Bureau, and it will open in 2019. It is targeting LEED Gold certification.

More at Architizer.

 

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