Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Study Architect Selected

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A rendering of the proposed conveyance. | Courtesy Georgetown BID.

ZGF Architects, a firm based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., has been chosen from a pool of eight to carry out a feasibility study for an aerial gondola between Georgetown and Rosslyn, Virginia. The firm worked on the preliminary concept for the Portland Aerial Tram.

The selection was announced today by the Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Executive Committee, a coalition of the Rosslyn and Georgetown Business Improvement Districts; the D.C. and Arlington County governments; Georgetown University; and developers JBG, Penzance and Gould Properties.

Georgetown BID CEO and President Joe Sternlieb said in the announcement that ZGF “brought together the most experienced team of subject matter experts in engineering, transportation, and economics from across the country to serve as subcontractors and contribute to the study.”

The study has a five-month project schedule and a budget of approximately $190,000.

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