Construction moves along at Waterfront Station, including the Waterfront-SEU Metro plaza, which was designed by Oculus, a DC-based landscape architecture firm. To the right is a rendering of an aerial view of what the plaza will look like, from Oculus' website. It will be nice to see all of those trees lining the newly reopened 4th Street, as well as the plaza itself! From the rendering, it appears that the plaza will have pavers of varying size. The building to the right of the five poles isn't a part of phase one of Waterfront Station. The current Safeway is located at that site and will be demolished after the new store opens in the East Tower building in 2010. Below is a street-level rendering of the plaza, looking north from M Street.
The white rectangle on the right side of the image is the Metro elevator. What do you think of the Metro plaza design?