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Monthly Archives: November 2012

1775 Stalled: There is Still Time to Change

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November 29, 2012
The skyline around Tysons II Office Park will soon include building 1775, but does not re-imagine the pedestrian accessibility of the development.

It’s no secret that Lerner balked at the idea of starting construction on 1775 Tysons Blvd while the future for government contract work was murky at best. After spending 3 months excavating the property to foundation level, the project suddenly halted. Now the property is a fairly interesting empty pit of permanent sod and...
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Well, I didn’t win the lottery…

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November 29, 2012
Fiat500

Well readers, much to my dismay, The Constant Shopper did not win the PowerBall drawing last night and while it would’ve been nice to win $579 million, I’m still day dreaming on what I would’ve bought if I had won. Here is my wishlist, which can also serve as my Christmas list in case...
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Christmas Spirit is About Giving to the Community and Family

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November 28, 2012
TysonsChristmas

In case you didn’t already hear the non-stop chattering from television coverage of Black Friday mania or the politics of labor in the saga that is Wal-Mart’s continued attempts to sell people low grade products for as cheap as possible, it’s CHRISTMAS! Now forget every parable, christmas story, holiday movie, and fond memory you...
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Around the Corner

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November 27, 2012
BikeRackArt

In around the corner today; Tom Jackman has a great story about the status of Tysons Last Forest and the battle over a dulles toll ramp which is now on its way out. The final decision on the controversial plan will be made January 15th in the Board of Supervisors meeting. (Washington Post) —-...
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Old Towns Can Be the New Towns

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November 25, 2012
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Colonial old towns are monuments to our nation’s origins, an antiquated period in America in which planning involved concepts such as how to provide lumber to shipyards. The idea of infrastructure, access, and congestion were irrelevant in comparison to proximity to waterways. People who traveled between towns embarked, instead of commuted, on trips between...
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Intelsat Becomes the Newest Multi-Billion Dollar Company Headquartered in Tysons

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November 22, 2012
Tysons Tower Site

Yesterday afternoon the Washington Metro region business landscape got a bit of a shaking up as Intelsat, the world’s largest provider of fixed satellite services, announced it would be moving from its currently owned facility near the Van Ness Metro in DC to a new 22-story office tower under construction in Tysons Corner. After...
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Around the Corner

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November 20, 2012
Rosslyn From DC

Around the Corner today; The Connection has a valid point to make about infrastructure in Northern Virginia. The problem has become the complete lack of funding from ANY sources. Not only has Richmond cut off most of the funding that used to come to our area but alternative sources of funding such as the...
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495 Express Lanes Open

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November 17, 2012
Empty 495 Express Exit

Well the savior of Northern Virginia traffic mitigation is here. Unfortunately for Fluor, Saturday’s on 495 don’t suffer any traffic problems… in fact with all the construction done on the 495 Express Lanes some weekday hours will likely avoid some of the worst of it. Either way 495 Express is open now, regardless of...
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Bike Access For Residents in Tysons

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November 16, 2012
Westpark Drive might appear safe for cyclists (on a Saturday mid-day) but you haven't seen it during Rush Hour in the dark in November

Tysons Corner has long been the most difficult biking region in Northern Virginia. Between the chaos that is rush hour, the roads that create an un-ordered mesh of pseudo highways, and the drivers who are frustrated and unfocused the area doesn’t just have a reputation for being dangerous to bike riders, but a history....
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Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition Annual Meeting

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November 14, 2012
Streetcars to Arlington means regional partnership will begin to expand from this node

Tonight the Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition held their annual meeting at the Skyline development in Fairfax County to discuss the status of the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcars. The projects are moving forward in their feasibility studies, FTA funding outreach, and jurisdictional planning and look to begin the next steps in early 2013...
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Tysons Tower Aggressively Constructing Prior to Winter Frost

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November 14, 2012
Christmas is going to put construction schedules to the test at Tysons Tower

We have been returning to Tysons Tower each month to show the progress occurring on the multi-phase, multi-use, multi-tower project. Each morning nearly 100 construction workers funnel into the massive pit along Route 123 to continue work on the foundations and substructure of the two new towers and the pedestrian plaza platform. It was...
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