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Friday, September 4, 2009

Is This Proposed Museum Too Edgy For Reston Town Center?


Restonian reader "Joshua" was at an institution of higher education, or maybe the Alexandria campus of NOVA, when he stumbled across this scale model of something called the "Reston Town Center Museum of Contemporary Art." Fancy! Who doesn't want to stand behind chicken-wire fencing to look at art, while a menacing oversized binder clip looms outside, apparently suspended from a passing 747?

We're pretty sure this was a student project, but weirder things were included in one of the original scale models of our favorite Fake Downtown, so who knows? Maybe it'll be the future home of the Macaroni Grill once it falls to the wrecking ball.

If it's just a project, though, the student definitely did her homework, judging by one of the bulleted items in the display below:
"A museum gift shop will be located on North First Street as to become part of the shopping activity of Reston Town Center."
Now that's the Reston Town Center we know and love!

In conclusion, this thing is all kinds of awesome, but it anyone ever attempted to build it in Reston, the DRB would clean it out faster than Targetville, the end.


(Thanks to Restonian reader "Joshua.")

1 comment:

  1. From the Uplands of RestonSeptember 4, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    I appreciate art that is beautiful, not contemporary. This does not stir the soul; the building looks like a cleanup is needed in the office supply aisle.


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