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DC’s highest elevation point: Franklin Square

The description on this website allows a better understanding of the site that is described. Franklin Square is found across one of the largest parks in Washington, and it is on one of K Street’s highest elevation point. It is also two stories higher than any other surrounding building. This offers the tenants a great view of the city and its surrounding which is breathtaking. Franklin Square is designed to maximize on the brilliant surrounding view  by having large windows that span from the floor to the ceiling, The park, Franklin Park, is found to the south of the building and is the second largest in Washington. The White House is just a few blocks northeast of the building (“Welcome To One Franklin Square’s Tenant® Portal”)

The building has followed the building regulations in Washington where there are no skyscrapers, and therefore it goes just 12 floor. However, the building can boast of a unique architectural style that is aesthetically pleasing and also one that is innovative and efficient. The building has a vertical orientation and has five part to it. There are three small towers with two bigger towers rising between them. In order to break the mass of the frontage, the  four topmost floors are set back by 20 feet. The result of this is that it seems that there are several building of different heights but that complement one another when there is only just one building. This makes the building a marvel to look at (“Welcome To One Franklin Square’s Tenant® Portal”).

The exterior of the building has also been uniquely done through the use of granite. Flame cut granite has been used for the exterior as well as polished granite. The framing at the entrance has been done with rusticated granite. The entrance leads to the lobbies which have been finished using marble. The building seems glossy and shiny due to the finishing and exudes a lot of class. The building has a historical look about it, and one feels that it has a story to share. The building is located in a highly secure location that is easily accessible. The area can be accessed through the K street, 13th Street and 14th Street thoroughfares from both Maryland and Virginia. The area is also accessible through the McPherson Metrorail Station which is found across the park and operates the subway. This makes the area very easy to navigate.

This site is used as private offices. However, the Post moved their operations to One Franklin Square and this required some changes. The company has occupied and expansive area in the buildings west tower and east tower. The location is ideal for such a company as there is a lot of space and ideal for making changes. The site is used as commercial offices. The site advertises its use just from the architecture and the finishing that has been done. Such work will attract people with busy offices and who require high-class offices that need to be accessed frequently either by employees or consumers. This makes the site ideal for law firms as well as private medical practice. The building can also be used by business consultancies as offices and other consultant in different fields. The location and easy access make it easy for many business offices to find it ideal.

Works Cited

“Welcome To One Franklin Square’s Tenant® Portal”. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.