The Yards Parcel O 1
The Yards Parcel O 2
The Yards Parcel O 3

The Yards, Parcel O

Situated in Washington, DC’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, The Yards is a 42-acre, 5.5 million sf mixed-use redevelopment featuring residential, office, and retail spaces as well as restaurants and a public park. Parcel O of the development features two residential buildings constructed simultaneously.

The Bower, on Parcel O-1, is a 154,400 sf, 10-story residential building with 138 condominium units. The Guild, on Parcel O-2 is a 208,700 sf, 10-story residential building with 198 units. Both buildings feature ground floor retail, indoor amenity spaces, lobbies, green roofs, a public courtyard, and a shared two-level, underground parking garage with a flood-resistant design.

The buildings were constructed over WMATA’s Green Line tunnels, which required that structural analyses be performed to demonstrate the tunnels’ capacity and stability to resist the forces imposed by the unloaded condition during construction and the final condition when the buildings were completed.

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Hoffman & Associates, Forest City,
WDG Architecture



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