October 1, 2006
With its office and apartment towers and underground malls, Crystal City was considered avant-garde when it sprang up in the 1960’s amid the brownfields of Northern Virginia. Here was the urban village of the future, where people could live, work, and shop without ever, God forbid, having to go outside. Today, this cliché of urban sterility has again become a hub of forward thinking, with pedestrian esplanades, street-level stores and restaurants, and a new generation of occupants. Among the newcomers is an office by Envision. Registered in the LEED program for commercial interiors, this is the new headquarters of National Datacast.