“Welcome to One Franklin Square’s Tenant® Portal.” Welcome to One Franklin Square’s Tenant® Portal. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.
One Franklin Square is located in 1301 K Street NW across from Washington’s second largest park, Franklin Square. It’s the fifth tallest building in The District of Colombia and it was completed in 1989. The edifice characteristic design and noticeable location on Franklin Square make it one of Washington’s most recognizable office buildings, a 12-story, 625,644-square-foot structure sited five blocks northeast of the White House.
This website provides information of the structure of the building. This will help me in my building environment interior. The four upper floors of the building are set back up to 20 feet, to further break the mass of the facade. This provides a feeling of several building heights and sizes, which are complimentary to the adjacent structures. No signs or advertisements shall be attached to the Building and no sign shall be put up or painted upon the Building, the halls, staircases, or entrances, except upon the doors or walls within the Leased Premises that are not visible from the common area, without the prior written approval by the Property Management Office.
October 4, 2016
Annotated Bibliography #2
Block, Alex. “Franklin Park.” Downtown DC. N.p., 2015. Web. 03 Oct. 2016.
The Franklin Park is Downtown DC’s larges park, nearly 5 acres. It is located in a commercial area, many office building surrounding the park. This square is owned by the National Park Service (NPS), this green space needs a transformation. NPS partnership with the District government and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) they establish a remodeling plan and a sustainable maintenance.
This source takes about the Environmental Assessment for the Franklin Park Vision and Transformation plan (EA). How the NPS thinks that the EA plan won’t have a positive impact on Franklin Park. It contains links for future plans also it includes documents and repots related to the determination to renew Franklin Square. I know this source will help me complete my Building environment project because the first thing I notice when I walk into the park was the poor maintenance this area had.
October 3, 2016
Annotated Bibliography #1
United States. National Park Service. “Franklin Square.” National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2016.
Franklin Square is located in the downtown area of Washington D.C. In 1832 the federal government bought the square to guard a spring and provided fresh water to the White House. By 1936 the park was redesigned and still look more or less the same. In the middle of the park there is a statue honoring Commodore John Barry, a Revolutionary War hero, it has been there since 1914.
This source will help me understand better the history of Franklin Square. Two important building that still remain there are the Franklin School and the Almas Temple that are surrounded by monumental office building. Also the Washington Post is right across the street. I have visit this are but I’m looking forward on learning more about the history of the square and its surroundings.