May 19, 2019 - A view of 55 M 10 years after completion. The glass on the ground-floor corner encloses the entrance to the Navy Yard-Ballpark subway station.
July 18, 2006 - What the southeast corner of Half and M looked like before. The Navy Yard Metro station west entrance is here, having opened in 1991.
Nov. 8, 2015 - National chain Buffalo Wild Wings arrived in the building's southern Half Street retail space in late 2015. A second restaurant, Chix, opened next door a few months later, but lasted less than a year.
Nov. 16, 2015 -
The Buffalo Wild Wings interior. See more photos from its opening morning in this gallery
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, but construction didn't happen until the land was sold and a new developer erected the 1250 Half/Envy residential buildings
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.
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)
May 19, 2019
- 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.
Another view of Half and M, in February 2006. (02/06)
June 3, 2019
- 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.
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)
The southern side of M at Half in July, 2006. (07/06)
January 6, 2019
- The same 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.
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)