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Realtor building on Capitol Hill nears completion

12-story structure sits atop former gas station site

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Construction of the National Association of Realtors building on Capitol Hill is in its final stages, and the association expects delivery of the strikingly beautiful building in early March. NAR will complete the interior, which should be done by September. The structure will house the Washington, D.C., operations of the Chicago-based association. The glass-wrapped, green triangular building is located at 500 New Jersey Ave., just two blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The dome of the Capitol can easily be seen from the clear glass offices on the southern front of the building. And it will be the first newly constructed building in the city of Washington to meet "green" standards–high levels of environmental performance as set by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press statement. The building contains more than 93,000 net rentable square feet. NAR staff will occupy the top four floors and the second floor, using about 40,000 square feet, with the balance of the floo...