The former Residence Inn hotel in Pentagon City is being deconstructed.
While the demolition is not as dramatic as that of the Holiday Inn implosion in Rosslyn, it will similarly make a mark on a portion of the county’s skyline.
The demolition is taking place after the hotel, located at the corner of Army Navy Drive and S. Fern Street, was purchased by Amazon for nearly $150 million in September.
The tech giant plans to use the property to expand the second phase of its second headquarters campus. The first HQ2 phase is currently under construction, with an anticipated opening in 2023, while the county approval process for the second phase is expected to start later this year.
A company representative tells ARLnow that demolition of the hotel is scheduled to wrap up this summer. The extra space will be used for extra amenities for Amazon employees and local residents, we’re told.