Rosslyn Twin Towers

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Rosslyn Twin Towers
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Rosslyn Twin Towers (left), final construction of 1812 N Moore (right), with the treeline of Theodore Roosevelt Island in the foreground.
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice, ground floor retail, observation deck
LocationRosslyn, Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates38°53′39.54″N 77°4′10.74″W / 38.8943167°N 77.0696500°W / 38.8943167; -77.0696500Coordinates: 38°53′39.54″N 77°4′10.74″W / 38.8943167°N 77.0696500°W / 38.8943167; -77.0696500
Elevation~50 ft (15 m)
Completed1980-82
Height
Antenna spire381 ft (116 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count26-27[1]
Floor area1,200,000 sq ft (111,500 m2)[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectHellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, KCF-SHG Inc.[1]
Main contractorMonday Properties

1000 and 1100 Wilson Boulevard, collectively known as the Rosslyn Twin Towers, were the tallest buildings in the Washington metropolitan area for three decades until the completion of 1812 N Moore a block away. They remain the tallest twin towers in the region and the commonwealth of Virginia.

The buildings are home to the headquarters of Politico and WJLA-TV, and were formerly home to the headquarters of Gannett Company/USA Today.[3]

The towers are part of a complex that features retail, and televisions and news tickers visible from the nearby intersection. Arlington County approved construction of rooftop decks for each tower, with the newest projected to be open by spring 2016.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rosslyn Twin Towers". Emporis.
  2. ^ a b "Rosslyn's twin towers to enjoy twin roof decks as 1100 Wilson joins the party". Washington Business Journal.
  3. ^ "Courted by D.C., Sinclair to keep regional broadcast hub in Rosslyn for now". Washington Business Journal.