Midtown Center is a 14-story mixed-use office, dining, and retail complex located in the heart of Washington, D.C. The building is arranged around a large new public plaza. The building's glass-and-copper facade is designed to slowly patina over time, integrating it with its environment and honoring local architectural traditions. This architectural expression optimizes solar shading while maintaining maximal daylight conditions for the workplaces within. A series of three 100 feet long bridges cross between the two wings of the complex, serving as sculptural elements that animate the courtyard below. The bridges link a number of gathering and amenity spaces that serve as a focus for office life. The building has a LEED Gold certification, which means that it meets certain standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.