575 Washington Blvd

This building has a strong resemblance to the building next door, 537 Washington Boulevard. Whether it was the wish of the architect or a developer or a demand of the building authorities, it was no mistake. The linear, interrupted reflection that these two buildings give to one another makes them loose the sense of height and space, placing one into the other, and next to the other at the same time.

Although these two are siblings, and quite similar in appearance, they are not the same. 575 has a bit more monochromatic tone. The grotto of the main entrance is not a grotto anymore, it’s rectangular, serious. Four vertical pilasters are clad in the same stone material as the base floors and they form a frame with the visually dense top featuring horizontal windows and a huge logo, portraying weight and importance.

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