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  • The week started off with some confusion and police excitement as a situation turned from an isolated barricade at the Rotonda Condos to a fears of flammable or explosive materials. Luckily, the incident concluded without violence and the suspect, 62-year old Michael Gordon, was apprehended and now faces charges...

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  • There has been a lot of excitement about the Tysons Tower project since it began construction in 2011, replacing what was formerly the circuit city anchored strip mall space adjacent to the mall. The building has accomplished something that is pretty unique as of recent in Northern Virginia, it...

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  • I had a unique opportunity today to tour the nearly complete Tysons Tower high rise at Tysons Mall with a group of professionals from the American Planners Association (APA). The last time I had taken some photos at the mall of the construction work, it was obvious that I...

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  • Last week I was visiting some family in Burke and while driving back to Tysons on Braddock Road I witnessed an extremely dangerous traffic situation. Just after the intersection for Wakefield Chapel Road there is a crosswalk striped mid-block that leads from a perpendicular trail to a bus stop...

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  • The Connection Newspaper was present at an MCA debate over the approval of Capital One‘s new headquarters tower, which will be the region’s tallest at 470′ (something we noted here about 2 months before all the other media outlets). While the MCA did ultimately approve the new building, it did so only reluctantly after much...

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Fairfax Fashion Friday: TopShop Opens at Nordstorm at Tysons Corner Mall

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April 18, 2014
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TopShop officially launched its British style collections on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Tysons Corner Mall with Nordstrom. I decided to stop by and take a look at the various TopShop styles they have to offer. According to their website, their style goal is the “cool-girl aesthetic. It is all about mixing up...
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Around The Corner

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April 18, 2014
MasterparkIllustrative

The week started off with some confusion and police excitement as a situation turned from an isolated barricade at the Rotonda Condos to a fears of flammable or explosive materials. Luckily, the incident concluded without violence and the suspect, 62-year old Michael Gordon, was apprehended and now faces charges of Arson. By the way...
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Tysons Tower Interior Photo Tour

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April 17, 2014
Tysons Tower construction and interior tour

There has been a lot of excitement about the Tysons Tower project since it began construction in 2011, replacing what was formerly the circuit city anchored strip mall space adjacent to the mall. The building has accomplished something that is pretty unique as of recent in Northern Virginia, it filled most of its tenant...
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Tysons Mall Redevelopment Photo Tour

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April 16, 2014
TysonsTowerApril14-01_Feature

I had a unique opportunity today to tour the nearly complete Tysons Tower high rise at Tysons Mall with a group of professionals from the American Planners Association (APA). The last time I had taken some photos at the mall of the construction work, it was obvious that I would not be able to...
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Has Our Vehicle-Centric Society Forgotten Traffic Laws?

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April 15, 2014
Crosswalk-Sign

Last week I was visiting some family in Burke and while driving back to Tysons on Braddock Road I witnessed an extremely dangerous traffic situation. Just after the intersection for Wakefield Chapel Road there is a crosswalk striped mid-block that leads from a perpendicular trail to a bus stop on the side of the...
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Capital One Height Debate Much Ado About Nothing

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April 13, 2014
GreatFallsAfterFeature

The Connection Newspaper was present at an MCA debate over the approval of Capital One‘s new headquarters tower, which will be the region’s tallest at 470′ (something we noted here about 2 months before all the other media outlets). While the MCA did ultimately approve the new building, it did so only reluctantly after much harangue about the overshadowing nature...
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Photo Pool Friday

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April 11, 2014
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Above: A photo of the construction occurring around Tysons Corner Center on a foggy night. Photo by Benjamin Burgess Photography. Left: A long exposure photo of Spring Hill Metro station at night. Photo by Stephen Timms on twitter @stimms15 Below: A photo of North Tysons from the Carr Workplaces office space along Tysons Boulevard....
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Around the Corner

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April 11, 2014
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Lots of things happened this week in our review of Around the Corner; People are talking about how to mitigate the aesthetic issues of the Silver Line‘s largely concrete structure. Hmmmm, if only someone had talked about this a long time ago. The reality is, the Silver Line is not pretty, but then again...
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Meridian Introduces Itself To Tysons With Parklet

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April 10, 2014
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Last May news broke that Meridian, a real estate investment company based in Bethesda, was purchasing the property that contains parts of the headquarters for both SAIC and Booz Allen. The sale also corresponded with plans for SAIC to split off a component of their business, Leidos, to Reston and thereby reducing their future...
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7900 Westpark Facade Replacement Underway

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April 9, 2014
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Plans for 7900 Westpark’s facade replacement went from concept to reality this past month as crews began demolishing the existing concrete brutalist shell with a glass curtain wall for its full height. The project won’t include any new buildings, unlike previous iterations, but it will involve a near full gut of the interior space...
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Brand New Apartments Coming to Halstead Square in Summer 2015

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April 9, 2014
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2729 Merrilee Drive,Vienna, VA 22031 Besides “The Lotus, The Rockwell, and The Lofts” at Halstead Square, another addition of brand new apartments are coming in Summer 2015 next to Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring Fairfax. Updates of the name will be announced.
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