Monday, October 17, 2011

12-story apartment building replacing large tree

A new, 12-story apartment building has been approved for construction at the western corner of N. Troy St. and N. Fairfax Dr. in Rosslyn.  The building will replace a significant white-oak tree with breast-area diameter a full 36 inches.  The loss of this large-breasted tree comes as the neighborhood is still mourning the execution of two trees in Ft. Myer Heights Park earlier this year.

The construction will preserve the historic, adjacent Wakefield Manor and Courthouse Manor apartment buildings.  Noted architect Mihran Mesrobian designed these buildings as well as the Hay-Adams Hotel and St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.  Mesrobian designed Wakefield Manor and Courthouse Manor only a few years before the historically important Westmoreland Terrace Condominiums were built.

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