Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
The development team of Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company has announced the installation of a major work of public art at the corner of 3rd and I Streets, NW. The sculpture, Aria, created by noted sculptor Rodney Carroll and located adjacent to Madrigal Lofts, a 259-unit condominium building. Aria, made of stainless steel and over 16 feet tall, is a commanding presence at this important intersection and reflects Quadrangle’s and The Wilkes Company’s commitment to ensuring that Mount Vernon Place, the companies’ two million square foot mixed-use project, is an elegant and distinct neighborhood within Mount Vernon Triangle.
Mount Vernon Triangle already has a robust public art program including the earlier installation of Ethan Kerber’s Inspiration and David Black’s Lift Off at 5th and K Streets, NW. The addition of Aria further enhances the vibrancy of The Triangle for its residents, workers and visitors. Charles (Sandy) Wilkes, Chairman of The Wilkes Company, stated, “All great cities have memorable parks, streetscapes and public art. With the commissioning and installation of Aria, we are trying to do our part to enhance DC’s streetscape and its urban experience.”
Recently, Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company announced the groundbreaking for 440 K, a 234-unit, 14-floor apartment building, their fourth joint project at Mount Vernon Place. Scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013, 440 K will bring contemporary, luxury apartments and more than 9,000 square feet of first floor retail space to Mount Vernon Place.
About Mount Vernon Place
Located in the heart of the nation’s capital and steps from Metrorail, bus routes and parks, Mount Vernon Place is a spectacular new mixed-use community being developed by Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company. When complete, it will comprise ten buildings with approximately one million square feet of office and retail space and one million square feet of residential space. Master-planned by the renowned architecture firm Hartman-Cox Associates, together with leading national landscape architects Sasaki Associates, Mount Vernon Place includes a series of office and apartment buildings along K Street, NW and a 1,000-unit apartment enclave along Massachusetts Avenue, Third and Fourth Streets, NW. The master plan also includes public art, cafés and finely detailed streetscapes. For more information, please visit http://www.mountvernonplace.com.
About Quadrangle Development Corporation/The Wilkes Company Team
Mount Vernon Place is being developed in its entirety by the partnership of Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company, both Washington-based, locally owned companies.
As one of Washington, DC's leading office, hotel, and apartment developers, owners, and managers, Quadrangle Development Corporation brings more than 40 years of experience to Mount Vernon Place. Quadrangle’s 22 million square feet of projects include urban and suburban office buildings, world-class hotels and resorts, apartment and condominium communities, and mixed-use office/retail/living environments. The company is noted for the high quality of its buildings, which have garnered many awards, as well as its long-term ownership and investment philosophy. For more information, please visit http://www.quadrangledevcorp.com.
Established in 1980, The Wilkes Company specializes in transit-oriented, mixed-use development. The company has also completed and owns several million square feet of industrial, residential and retail projects throughout the Washington, DC area. For more information, please visit http://www.thewilkescompany.com.