Demolition Underway on the Future Site of Marriott International’s Headquarters

August 23rd, 2018

The Development Team (The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties) has started demolition on the future site of the new Marriott International headquarters and adjacent Marriott Hotel. This includes demolition of the former Bethesda Court Hotel, Connor Building, and Blackwell Building. The process is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, followed by debris removal and site excavation, which is scheduled to continue for several months thereafter.

Demolition as seen across Woodmont Avenue

There will be lane and sidewalk closures adjacent to the site as utility and infrastructure work continues along the west side of Wisconsin Avenue (southbound), Woodmont Avenue, and Norfolk Avenue. Although there will be signage and flags to provide a detour through the work zone, drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to seek alternate routes when possible. Those traveling through the area are urged to exercise extra caution near the construction zone and to pay special attention to all signage that has been posted for safety.

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