The German Embassy is finishing a renovation of its Chancery Building, north of Georgetown. Designed by the prominent German architect Egon Eierman,the fifty year old building (1964) is a striking stepped, yet discrete building that fits well into its residential neighborhood. Eierman’s colleague, O.M. Ungers’s Ambassador’s residence, which is adjacent and perpendicular — with a respectful distance in between — to the Chancery,opened thirty years (1994) after the Chancery and is equally striking but could not be more different, making a bold, yet austere statement. (c)Bill Lebovich,all rights reserved, 2014.