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Project: National Harbor
Location: Oxon Hill, MD
Client: Peterson Companies

The awe inspiring flag portal concept was conceived by 505 Design for The Peterson Companies who have been actively developing National Harbor for nearly a decade.

The portal is constructed of tapered exotic Sapele Mahogany columns. Much like its nautical inspired design, they are finished with a marine-grade varnish and waterproofed on the inside with an asphalting compound for added durability.

The flag element was fabricated using aluminum “ribbons”, bent and custom painted as red, white and blue and interwoven between taut stainless steel aircraft cabling, reminiscent of a sailboat spreader. The structure incorporates brushed stainless steel decorative elements and is topped with illuminated nautical beacon light fixtures.