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New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters

by UrbanTurf Staff

New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters: Figure 1
The design for the new Uber headquarters.

On Monday, UrbanTurf reported on the new Fannie Mae headquarters that will replace The Washington Post offices on 15th Street NW.

SHoP Architects is the lead architecture firm for the new headquarters and it appears they are taking some design cues from an office they designed for a little start-up out in San Francisco.

While there are differences, the west coast headquarters for Uber, designed by SHoP, looks quite similar to the new Fannie Mae offices. The massing, pedestrian bridges, and abundance of glass are key elements in both projects, although the Uber offices look like they will be more transparent.

Below are a few side-by-side renderings that show the similar designs for the two offices.


New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters: Figure 2
Fannie Mae

New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters: Figure 3
Uber


New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters: Figure 4
Fannie Mae

New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters: Figure 1
Uber


New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters: Figure 6
Fannie Mae

New Fannie Mae Building Takes Cues From Uber Headquarters: Figure 7
Uber

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_fannie_mae_building_takes_cues_from_uber_headquarters/10185

2 Comments

  1. Marcy said at 9:49 pm on Wednesday July 29, 2015:
    Day after day I read about new glass buildings going up in D.C. I just hope someone is thinking about the birds. The Federal Migratory Bird Act prohibits the killing of migratory birds. If these glass buildings do not do that, I would be very surprised.
  1. Shark said at 11:40 pm on Wednesday July 29, 2015:
    Marcy you read my mind. That is the first thing that came to mind when I saw all the glass....:-(.

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