The southeast corner of 2nd and L streets, home to what is now the Capitol Hill Tower lot, from 2004 through April 2006. (Play again, or see the southeast or southwest corners.) Capitol Hill Tower/Courtyard by Marriott
1000 New Jersey Ave. SE/140 L Street SE

  • 204-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel tower, at New Jersey & L
  • 9,000 sq ft Ground Floor Retail
  • Shared underground parking for 249 cars
  • 13-story 344-unit Co-Op Tower - Now Selling, 202-554-1945

    Developer: NJA Development Partners, LP (Valhal Corp.); Groundbreaking 4/8/04
    Cap. Tower Architect: SK&I Architectural Design Group
    Courtyard Architect: Gordon & Greenberg Architects
    Builder: Tompkins; Structural Engineer: Tadjer, Cohen, Edelson & Associates

    Official Web Sites/Links:
    Capitol Hill Tower (Residential) | Courtyard Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
    Funding Approved for Capitol Hill Tower (7/14/03)
    JD's Capitol Hill Tower News Items & Additional Links

  •             Overview            Courtyard by Marriott            Capitol Hill Tower            Project News Items            

    "Capitol Hill Tower" is actually two projects: a 200-room Courtyard by Marriott, which runs along the southern side of the building, and Capitol Hill Tower, a 340-unit coop building which takes up the rest of the block.



    The Courtyard by Marriott and Capitol Hill Tower, as seen from New Jersey Avenue just south of L Street. (04/06)


    The southeast corner. The east side of the lot faces 2nd Street, and the future Washington Canal Park as well as the western edge of Capper/Carrollsburg. The lighter-shaded tower on the left is the Courtyard tower, and the darker-brick section on the right is the residential complex. Note the "Courtyard by Marriott" sign now on the southern tower. (04/06)



    For a long time, the Star Market was the only building on the entire lot, and held its ground for months after construction began. (02/04)


    But in November 2004 the market gave up, and went up for sale; before long, it was surrounded. In March 2006, it got a fresh coat of paint from the Marriott folks, and briefly showed up for sale on Craigslist, but the owners then decided to open a Class A wine and spirits store on the site, and may in fact demolish the building and rebuild. (04/06) Click to see all available photos of this location.



    Driving north on New Jersey, just before L Street, in September 2003. (09/03)


    The same location, two-plus years later. In winter, the view of the Capitol Dome at the end of the street is clearer (and it's even better in person). (04/06)


    An overhead view of New Jersey Avenue in September 2004, looking northwest, showing the orientation of Capitol Hill Tower to Capitol Hill and the SE Freeway. The Capitol Hill Tower construction site is at bottom right. (09/04)



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