Arland Towers I, II & III
Once constructed, this property became as recognizable on the Washington, D.C. skyline as the Capitol Dome or the Washington Monument. As headquarters of the national newspaper, USA Today, the distinctive, modern facades of the Arland Towers complex are among the metropolitan D.C. area's tallest buildings.
The project includes three buildings: one 20-story structure and twin 31-story towers. The three properties offer a mixeduse combination of some 1.3 million square feet of office and retail space. Buildings I and II are linked at ground level by a retail mall area.
Mechanical work on the projects was completed on a unique fast-track schedule. The first 10 stories of the 31-story tower buildings involved concrete construction, topped by 21 floors of structural steel construction. To accommodate the construction schedule, Kirlin began plumbing and mechanical installations on the building's tenth floor to allow the construction operations to continue unimpeded. In this way, the upper floors could be completed on a fast-track basis involving all members of the construction team in a carefully orchestrated operation.
In addition to the administrative and editorial offices for the newspaper, the properties provide headquarter space for the prestigious Gannett Foundation, and several Fortune 500 corporations.