Metropole responds to architectural diversity that located in Washington, DC, United States, was designed by RTKL. Conversely, the building’s west side fronts a street lined with elegant and stately brownstones. These historic buildings display highly sculpted massing and a diverse composition of architectural elements. In response, Metropole’s west façade is designed with masonry detailing, metal and glass bay windows, balconies and a variety of fenestration patterns that are proportioned to be compatible with the adjacent brownstones.
The third street is lined with historic townhouses. These structures are smaller in scale than the brownstones lining the adjacent street, but are characterised with a similarly rich architectural palette. Metropole’s north façade responds with detailed trellises and finer grained massing to achieve compatibility with the street’s character.