Los Angeles International (LAX) Terminal 4 Connector Building
601 Massachusetts Avenue is a commercial office building project located near the Washington Convention Center on a triangular parcel at the intersection of K Street NW and Massachusetts Avenue, two major arteries to the heart of downtown Washington, DC. Designed by Duda Paine Architects, 601 Massachusetts Avenue features a ten-story, 113-foot tall Pilkington Planar™ point-supported lobby atrium wall of 1/2″ Pilkington Optiwhite low-iron monolithic tempered glass supported by stainless steel tension rods and 86-foot wide horizontal painted steel trusses bracing the system at each floor. Architects were striving for unparalleled transparency with minimal vertical elements. Working closely with system supplier W&W Glass, LLC and Harmon Inc., the installer, they achieved the desired aesthetics to create a monumental entry for this prime address.