The Cairo

The Cairo is a condo building located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood featuring unique Moorish and Romanesque Revival architectural styling. At 164 feet and 12 stories, it is the District's tallest residential building and was completed in 1894 as the city’s first residential skyscraper. At the time of its completion, the height of The Cairo was very controversial and led to building height regulations that continue to define the DC skyline. The Cairo is home to 168 residences ranging from studios to multi-level two and three bedroom units.  Read more about The Cairo.

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The Cairo Amenities

Amenities at The Cairo include a rooftop deck with panoramic city and monument views, a doorman/concierge and a private patio and garden.

The Cairo Location

The Cairo is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood on Q Street between 16th Street and 17th Street at 1615 Q Street. This location is just two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Redline and all the shopping, dining and entertainment at the Circle. The closest grocery store is the Safeway at 1701 Corcoran St NW.

The Cairo Fast Facts

  • Units: 168
  • Stories: 12
  • Delivered: 1894
  • Ownership: Condominium
  • Location: Q Street NW between 16th Street and 17th Street
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Metro: Dupont Circle
  • Property Management: Abaris 301-468-8919
  • Address: 1615 Q Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

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Blog Posts About The Cairo

The Cairo Forever Shaped the DC Skyline

A landmark of Dupont Circle for well more than a century now, there’s no doubt The Cairo building forever shaped the DC skyline. The building was first constructed in the late 1800s as the city’s very first residential skyscraper, so tall that after completion it led local leaders to fight for zoning laws and height restrictions in DC that still exist today. Stretching a full 12-stories, the building sits on the National Register of Historic Places, inspired by grandiose structures fo... Read More

Q Street DC Real Estate

  Washingtonians who have chosen to live on Q Street in the District enjoy some of the finest property in the entire city.   This venerable east-west corridor which runs from Eckington in the east through Shaw, Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, Georgetown before terminating in the Palisades.  Much of Q Street runs one-way in the easterly direction and it is not continuous through the Georgetown University campus.Q Street in Georgetown traverses both the East and West Villages, home to some... Read More

The Cairo - DC's Tallest Condo Building

  Towering over Dupont Circle the way Manute Bol used to man the low post for the Bullets, the Cairo is DC's tallest residential building.  At 12 stories, the Cairo would seem more like Muggsy Bogues in high-rise centric markets like Manhattan, Miami or Chicago, but in the District it is a giant.The Cairo was designed by architect Thomas Franklin Schneider who was inspired during a trip to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.  He fashioned the Cairo after the Fair's Transportation Building. ... Read More

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Listing information last updated on July 18th, 2018 at 11:22pm EDT.