20 M Street SE

  • 190,000 sq ft, 10 Story Class A "Green" Office Building
  • 4 Floors of Underground Parking
  • Construction started August, 2005; Completed March, 2007

    Developer: Lerner Enterprises
    Architect: WDG Architects | General Contractor: Whiting-Turner

    Bureau of Land Management (95,000 sq ft, 2009) | Booz Allen (30,000 sq ft, 2010)
    Columbia Group (20,000 sq ft, 2010) | SPA (20,000 sq ft, 2010)
    20 M Street SE Web Site
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  • 20 M Street is located on the northwest corner of
    Half and M streets, SE.

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    In March 2007, Lerner Enterprises announced that 20 M Street was "substanially" complete; the finishing touches were still being put on outside, but at least the sidewalks are open. Within days, the construction equipment was gone, and signs appeared advertising that Wachovia and FedEx/Kinko were Coming Soon (though those signs disappeared in early 2008). (3/31/07)

    The US Capitol dome is plainly visible when looking at the Half and M intersection from the south (it's bigger in real life than in this photo); the 20 M lot is to the left. Tenants in the upper north-facing floors of 20 M should have a great view of the city's monument core. (05/03)

    The same spot, tilted up a bit, more four years later, six months after 20 M's completion. (10/07)  Click to see all available photos of this location.

    Looking at the north side of M Street, from east of South Capitol Street, in January, 2003. 20 M's lot is at the far left. 80 M, 1100 New Jersey (under construction in this photo), and 300 M are the other office buildings in this photo. (01/03)

    An expanded view of the same spot, a little over four years later. (3/31/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.

    Looking south down Half Street, from L Street, toward the northeast corner of the 20 M lot, before construction began. (06/05)

    The same view, just under two years later, with 20 M completed (and with the Nationals ballpark now visible down at the end of Half Street). (5/6/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.

    Signs posted in windows on M Street announce the arrival of Wachovia Bank (far left) and FedEx/Kinko's (far right). (3/22/07)

    The main entrance to 20 M Street sports a rather festive scrolling information sign. (3/19/07)

    The northwest corner of Half and M Streets; a Navy Yard Metro Station entrance is diagonally across the intersection, on the southeast corner. This view is similar to the rendering at the top of the page. (07/05)

    The same location, with the building "substantially" complete. (3/31/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.

    20 M's lot, at right, before the beginning of construction. For now, a Metrobus depot is across M, but it will most likely be given over to development as part of the Ballpark District. (11/04)

    The same spot, with 20 M finished. (3/31/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.

    In case you had any doubt about how close 20 M is to the Navy Yard Metro station. (02/07)

    20 M has changed the South Capitol and M intersection landscape, even though it's a half-block away; St. Vincent de Paul's church now has a friend looming over its shoulder. (01/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.

    20 M Street is also now quite visible from a good ways away, including across the Anacostia River at Poplar Point, where it seems to loom over the under-construction home of the Lerners' new baseball team. (20 M is one block north of the stadium's Half Street entrance.) (5/19/07) Click to see all available photos of this location.

    20 M Street goes from a parking lot to a 10-story building; July 2005 to February 2007. (play again)

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