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55 M Street

275,000-sq-ft office building developed by Monument Realty; construction begun in 2007, opened in 2009
West entrance to Navy Yard-Ballpark station reconfigured during 55 M's construction
Sold To Hines Global REIT in late 2013
Retail tenants: Bank of America

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A rendering showing the first phase of Monument's Half Street project: 55 M Street, a 275,000-square-foot office building, at Half and M Street, on top of the west entrance of the Navy Yard Metro station.
  June 28, 2014 - 55 M, finished. The glass on the ground-floor corner encloses the entrance to the subway station. Click to see all available photos of this location.
A view from one of the baseball stadium parking garages, looking north of the Monument Half Street footprint, in January 2009. The 55 M Street office building is at the far end of the block; the rest of the block was excavated at the same time, with the southern section to be the hotel and residential portion, but vertical construction of those buildings never got underway. Currently in the middle of the block is where work to complete an additional section of the three-story underground parking garage is underway, but no above-ground construction is currently planned there. (1/25/09)
Looking at the entrance the Navy Yard Metro station on Half Street, two months after it was closed for expansion. (2/24/07)
January 25, 2009 - The same location, with the renovations of the Metro station completed. While the escalators are still in the same spot, the entrance to the station is now about 30 feet south down Half Street. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Backing away a bit to show the south side of M Street west of First, in September 2006. The Normandie Liquors building seen here was demolished in early 2008. (09/06)
June 2, 2014 - The same location, with 55 M having changed landscape considerably (along with 20 M to its north and the clearing of the block to its east. Click to see all available photos of this location.
Another view of Half and M, in February 2006. (02/06)
October 27, 2013 - The same location, completed. Nationals Park is visible at the end of the street. WMATA spent $20 million to upgrade the station's west entrance to handle 15,000 visitors an hour (the same as the Stadium/Armory station), increasing the number of fare gates and vending machines, adding two elevators and relocating the station kiosk, fare gates and fare vendors from the mezzanine to the street entrance. It reopened on March 28, 2008.  Click to see all available photos of this location.
A close-up view of the southwest corner of Cushing and M, in May 2006. (5/20/06)
The same location, long after the building was completed and not quite a year after Bank of America moved into the retail space. (2/10/13)
Looking down Half Street toward the stadium from M Street, in a still from the October 2007 animation.
Yet another video still from the animation, showing the entrance to the Metro station on the ground floor of 55 M, on Half Street.
The southern side of M at Half in July, 2006. (07/06)
  June 28, 2014 - The same location. Click to see all available photos of this location.
The southern end of 55 M, along Half, will be at a new "Monument Street," which will allow not only for a cut-through to the hotel entrance on Cushing but also for additional corner retail spaces along Half Street. Here's the general location of Monument Street, then a WMATA employee parking lot, in January 2006. (01/06)
January 25, 2009 - The same location, with construction nearly complete. Click to see all available photos of this location.
55 M (right middle) commands center stage when looking north from inside Nationals Park. At least until the residential portion of the project on the south end of the block gets underway. (8/3/08) Click to see all available photos of this location.
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