Topping Out 2001 South Bell St. in National Landing

August 17, 2023

Balfour Beatty threw the Topping Out party for the South Bell East Tower in Arlington, Virginia. SK&A Structural Engineers joined JBG Smith, SK+I Architecture, and J. Klippel for the celebration.

Located in National Landing, at the corner of Route 1 and 20th Street, this 19-story residential high-rise will include 420 apartments and 8,000 square feet of ground level retail. It is slated for delivery in Q4 2024. This “East Tower” at 2001 South Bell is only half of the story. Another 25-story tower is also underway at 2000 South Bell Street and is anticipated for delivery in Q2 2025. The towers both have 2 levels of below grade parking and both are targeting LEED Gold certification. However, they are distinct in look and feel, with different designs by two different architects: KPF for 2000 South Bell St. and STUDIOS for 2001 South Bell St.

Bryan Moll, Executive Vice President of Development at JBG Smith, described the construction of the two towers as “a major milestone in National Landing’s ongoing transformation [that] delivers on our pledge to build new housing in lockstep with Amazon and Virginia Tech’s growth in the neighborhood” (BLDUP, 2022). Moll went on to say, “We are leading National Landing’s transformation into a premier urban community animated by diverse residences, high-end offices, exciting retail and welcoming parks and open spaces” (Steele, 2022).

We applaud the entire project team for their efforts in reaching this milestone and recognize the following SK&A team members who have contributed to this project’s success: Hakan Onel, PE, SE, Megan Dulmaine, EIT, Anda Shi, PE, Tony Sadr, PE

Learn more:


JBG Smith Commences Construction at 2000 and 2001 South Bell Street. (2022, January 18). BLDUP.

Steele, J. (2022, January 19). JBG Smith Breaks Ground on 2 National Landing Towers. Multi-Housing News.