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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Temporary artwork added to future Dean & DeLuca store in Bethesda (Photos)
On Tuesday, the first circular murals were installed on the temporary wall panels along the ground level of The JBG Companies' new retail building at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues. Like the panels, these are temporary. Tenant Dean & DeLuca will punch these out to construct their custom-designed windows during the build-out of their store.
While the individual artworks look fine on their own, I'm not sure they fit with the architecture of the building. They certainly add some color for people using the Capital Crescent Trail, but the overall aesthetics leave something to be desired at this stage. Abstract geometric designs seem incongruous on a dark building expressly designed to resemble a 19th century railroad station.