A lobby space with a staircase features an abstract wall design that resembles tall library bookshelves. Icicle-like modern lighting fixtures dangle from the high ceiling.
The view along Elm Street gives a preview of what the garage entrances there, which will include a circular drop-off inside the building, will look like.
A new day in Bethesda dawns on a rooftop space, where one man reads the morning paper, while others sit inside a glassed-in structure with tables and chairs with dramatic lighting and a high ceiling.
Finally, a vision of how the new development will interface with the adjoining JBG Smith and Federal Realty properties is shown. The triangular green patch was just purchased at great expense by Montgomery County, but its future is far from certain. Everything from the low standards MoCo uses for parks, to the "secret" plan to extend the Purple Line to Westbard and Sumner, could end up sabotaging this promising public space at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues. Hard to see in this particular rendering is the staircase that will make a pedestrian connection between Elm Street and this Woodmont plaza area, which architect Robert Sponseller predicted would remind one of "a nice Italian villa with that graceful staircase."
All renderings courtesy Shalom Baranes Associates, Architects
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