Market Square

Washington, DC
38.89411
-77.02295
  • Project Use Mixed-Use: Retail, Residential & Office
  • Project Size 686,000 sf and 220 Residential Units
  • Year Completed 1989

Project Information

Project Use
Mixed-Use: Retail, Residential & Office
Project Size
686,000 sf and 220 Residential Units
Project Location
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Year Completed
1989
Project Cost
$250 million
Role
Owner
Co-developer

Project Description

Market Square occupies the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, directly opposite the Archives Building. The development is comprised of two mixed-use buildings flanking the Eighth Street pedestrian plaza and partially surrounding the Navy Memorial and fountains. Immediately north of the site is the busy F Street retail district, and to the east is the Seventh Street Arts Corridor.

The project consists of over 500,000 square feet of office space, 70,000 square feet of retail space, and 225 residential units. Close coordination with WMATA of structural design and construction techniques was required due to the immediate proximity of the Archives Metro station.

Market Square resolves the complex structural and mechanical requirements of housing, office, retail, and parking stacked above each other to achieve the PADC goal of housing on Pennsylvania Avenue. The twin monumental structures float on mat foundations above Tiber Creek, and were constructed with no differential movement immediately adjacent to the Metro Archives Station.