Monday, October 17, 2016

Potomac Tower




If my research is correct, this is the Potomac Tower in Rosslyn, Virginia designed by James Ingo Freed. Here's a little more about Freed:

"James Ingo Freed (June 23, 1930 – December 15, 2005) was an American architect born in Essen, Germany during the Weimar Republic. After coming to the United States at age nine with his sister Betty, followed later by their parents, he studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a degree in architecture.

In the late 1970s, he was a member of the Chicago Seven and dean for three years of the School of Architecture at his alma mater. He worked for most of his career based in New York, and went beyond the Internationalist and modernist styles. In partnership with I.M. Pei, in their firm known as Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, he worked on major United States public buildings and museums." ~ Wikipedia


13 comments:

  1. That is a lot of facade. Thanks for the info of the architect.

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  2. I hope that it doesn't fall over.

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  3. And which window is where I work..:)

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  4. Fantástico este pormenor arquitectónico.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  5. I like the angle of the building, nicely done. I enjoyed the background story of the architect.

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  6. Interesting to see this architectural style described as 'fragmented', I can see why, well captured here RR.

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  7. I can only imagine what kind this house looks like, but your photos are super.

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  8. That building almost makes me dizzy. Fun shots.

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