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Downtown Brutalist building to undergo modern transformation, complete by 2019

The Motion Picture Association of America building is getting totally transformed

The planned redevelopment of the Motion Picture Association of America building, located at 888 16th Street NW.
Rendering courtesy of Trammell Crow Company

From Brutalist to Modern, the Trammell Crow Company and its partner Meadow Partners plan on redeveloping the nearly 50-year-old Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) building, located at 888 16th Street NW, into a glassy, 150,000-square-foot trophy office building.

Some of the new features that will be added include state-of-the-art systems, a fitness center, and a rooftop lounge with a terrace that will offer views of the White House and the Washington Monument. There will also be a theater and event space.

The redevelopment is expected to complete by the summer of 2019. Once the renovations are complete, the MPAA will continue to retain two of the eight floors in the building. The remaining six floors, totaling approximately 120,000 square feet, will be available for lease.

The building was constructed in 1969 by Czech American architect Vastimil Koubeck, who is also known for having designed over 100 buildings, including the headquarters of the National Bank of Washington, American Security Bank, Union Labor Life Insurance Co., and the Postal Service.

The Motion Picture Association of America building as it looks today.
Photo via Google Street View