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The Altaire

Arlington, VA

Bordering Crystal City and Pentagon City, The Altaire—referencing the double star in the constellation, Aquila—will offer 450 condominium homes to the growing region. The residential complex sits on the former site of a vacant, 1960-era office building—known locally as the “Paper Clip” building—and consists of two modern, 17-story residential towers, with a shared three-story base, constructed over an existing underground parking garage. Both towers share a three-story main lobby that is accessed from an intimate pedestrian and bicycle promenade which provides public outdoor green space and allows for resident drop of and connects residents to the larger community. Additionally, the new community is within walking distance from both the Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro stations and situated to benefit from the extension of the Metroway enhanced bus service. Brick, metal panels, exposed concrete and glass are combined to create a contemporary, urban feel. Light-filled studio, 1,- 2-, and 3-bedroom units offer open, flexible floor plans and feature floor-to-ceiling windows. The distinctive amenity package includes roof-top terraces, an exercise room, a club room, and shared courtyard. The towers are separated to create an expansive courtyard that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor amenity spaces. Amenity spaces are designed to create both private areas for relaxation and gathering spaces for entertaining and connecting with other residents.

Street-level entrances for first floor residences enhance the diverse, vibrant, activity and add to the enhanced streetscapes along Army Navy Drive, 11th Street South, and South Eads Streets. The Altaire will serve as beacon of iconic architecture at the gateway of Crystal City, Arlington, and the surrounding areas. The slender, dynamic towers open to offer residents sweeping views of both Virginia and downtown Washington, DC.

Expertise
Architecture

Program
490,000 SF Residential
453 Apartments

Construction
Concrete Frame High-Rise

Sustainability
LEED Gold