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New apartment building shares space with Newseum.

Here’s some news you can live by: The Newseum Residences sit side-by-side the new 250,000-square-foot Newseum, which is scheduled for completion at the beginning of 2008.

On Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House, the luxury apartments are part of a mixed-use development that includes the museum and a restaurant. The 12-story residential wing opened its doors in June.

What: Newseum Residences
Where: 555-A Pennsylvania Avenue
Number of units: 135
Prices: studios ($1,720 to $1,975); studios with den ($2,150 to $2,250); one-bedroom with one- or one-and-a-half bath ($2,500 to $4,170); two-bedroom with one- or two-bath ($3,875 to $6,500)
Building amenities: rooftop terrace, fitness center, business center, 24-hour concierge, and resident lounge. Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant, The Source, is next door.
In each unit: Eight-foot windows, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and private balconies in some units.
That’s unique: Residents receive free admission to the Newseum for a year.
Closest Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial, on the Green and Yellow lines.
Units leased: 25

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