Sunday, February 15, 2009

195. Watergate Office Building



Dear Sarah,

The Watergate's lead architect, Italian Luigi Moretti,
apparently was "Mussolini's favorite architect".
The complex is notable for being the only U.S. building
designed by this Italian architect. The curvilinear complex,
which includes the hotel, two office buildings, and three
apartment buildings, was designed and constructed
between 1964 and 1971.

Best.
R