Coming soon, a bona fide Rosslyn skyscraper


At 390 feet tall and 521,000 square feet, a new trophy office building called Central Place stands to become the tallest building in Rosslyn.

“Central Place will be one of the most impressive, high quality Trophy buildings ever built in the region,” said Herb Mansinne of Jones Lang LaSalle.  “It will meet the stringent LEED Gold standard offering unprecedented views and height, easy access to Washington, onsite Metro and superior construction. We expect extremely strong demand for this preeminent property.”

Located at 1201 Wilson Boulevard, Central Place will have two phases.  Phase I includes the office tower, a public plaza, public observation deck, and 12,000 square-feet of retail.  Phase II will include 350 luxury residences and 35,000 square feet of retail. 

Central Place, which is expected to deliver in 2011, boasts 31 floors of floor-to-ceiling glass; 9′ finished ceilings; 11 passenger elevators plus one service elevator; structured above- and below-grade parking with two dedicated parking elevators, and an unprecedented top-floor observation deck.

From its location directly above the Rosslyn Metro to the design and construction, JBG Companies is taking steps to create a building that will have minimal impact on the environment and qualify for the LEED Gold Certification, Mansinne said. This includes storm water management design, water use reduction technologies, indoor air quality assurance, maximized day lighting and views, and maximized open space.

Dave Bevirt, Michael Ellis, Herb Mansinne and Bob VeShancey from Jones Lang LaSalle will oversee the leasing.