We’ve all noticed by now that Boston Properties has been underway with the demolition of the former NPR Headquarters at 635 Mass Ave NW. And I’m sure many of you have heard that law firm Arnold & Porter LLP will be the lead tenant of a new office development on the site. But what will the new building look like? The answer to that, after tracking down renderings from Duda Paine, is apparently a hell of a lot like the under construction AAMC headquarters one block to the north and the convention center. Rather sterile and souless IMO.
The new building will be called 601 Massachusetts Ave, have a much larger footprint than the old building, and will feature ground floor retail per the K Street overlay in Mount Vernon Triangle’s master plan.