Glowing Glass

The Columbia Center differs from adjacent buildings on 15th Street in downtown Washington, D.C., with its glass façade. The lightbox lobby receives abundant natural light during the day and is visible from blocks away at night.

The lightbox lobby receives abundant natural light during the day and is visible from blocks away at night.

The elevator core, illuminated by fluorescent covelighting, is located about 200 feet from the lobby entrance.

The dichroic glass wall is the main feature of the lobby space, created from the idea of an "artificial waterfall."

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