On a quiet block of L Street between Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fourth Streets, West End 37 Shapes the city corner. The building’s warped facade is generated by the unique conditions of the site, which challenge the limits of prescribed zoning regulations and result in a dynamic urban space. Representative of an unusual typology within Washington, DC, sections of the building protrude and make its presence known, even from a distance - west down L Street, from Washington Circle, from points north on Twenty - Third Street - and other sections are stepped in to respect the views of neighbors and to minimize the impact of the bulk of the residential block over the surrounding lower-rise buildings. As one approaches West End Square 37, the uniform stepping of the facade becomes clear, individualizing and expressing each residential unit. Within the building, several spaces are accessible to the public as well as the residents. The ground floor of the building houses a new branch of the DC Public Library, a café, and retail spaces that enliven the street as public space.