The Wharf WB1 Structure
The Wharf Water Building is a three-story hospitality structure in the new District Wharf development in downtown Washington, D.C. The structure is built over a pier on the Potomac River with expansive views to the water and Wharf marina. The lower two floors consist in a concrete flat slab structure encircled by a steel ring truss. The steel truss is constructed from inclined rectangular hollow sections with pinned connection at the base and top. At the rooftop deck, a steel frame structure provides additional hospitality space with impressive rooftop views over the city.
A floor-to-ceiling glazing allows for a high transparency of the building and views over the marina and the new Wharf disctrict.