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External Demolition Begins on Former Chinese Embassy Building

The southern building on Connecticut Avenue is being razed this week.

Photographs by Garrett M. Graff.

After months of largely interior work, external demolition has begun in earnest at
the old Kalorama Chinese Embassy on Connecticut Avenue. The northernmost structure,
just before the bridge over Rock Creek Park, dates to the 1920s and is being preserved
to be incorporated into the new diplomatic apartment building that will arise on the
spot next year. The southern building is being razed this week, as part of the project
led by architects Esocoff & Associates and Clark Construction.