Changing Skyline: Glaxo's new building carries big implications
Posted on Friday, Apr 05, 2013
From a drive-by glance, it is tempting to dismiss the new GlaxoSmithKline building at the sedate, manicured Navy Yard as a fancy variation on standard office-park fare. Stretched long and low, its mass is broken up by a central atrium, its blue-glass skin as slick as a skating rink. That bulging west facade appears to be a wan attempt by New York's Robert A.M. Stern Architects to punch things up with Gehry-style curves and swoops.