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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ask Restonian: What's the Highest Point in Reston? (Since the 1960s, Anyway)

Screen shot 2010-05-17 at 11.32.54 PM.jpgWe've been remiss in mentioning the most recent issue of the Reston Association's fancy Reston magazine, which celebrates all that is special and unique in Reston with.... this lovely cover shot of a bunch of beige, boring office buildings. Okay, then!

What reminded us of this breathtaking image was this question we received on our e-mail machine, which we frankly didn't know the answer to:

I have a question that maybe you or your readers could answer. What is the highest publicly accessible spot in Reston? I was up on the top floor of the "Democracy Tower" parking deck the other day and got to thinking that maybe there was a window out of a hallway or a terrace on top of one of those fancy condo building..... Any ideas where I could survey Reston's huge tracts of land??
Unless you can get yourself invited to a party at Bob Simon's place in the Heron House, this YouTube video might be the best, albeit vicarious, option. Any other thoughts, commenters?

7 comments:

  1. The Stratford condo building is built upon the highest piece of land in Reston, but I'm not entirely certain its the highest building. That said, I've been in 3 of the penthouse units and the views are certainly amazing. On a clear day you can see Sugarloaf Mountain, National Cathedral, and Tyson's Corner depending on which unit you are in. I don't recall any other buildings in Reston obstructing the view.

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  2. Hmmm I live in one if those Stratford "penthouse" apartments and yes, the view is expansive, but the question was where could the commenter could, "See Reston's huge tracts of land.". Since my place looks West I see Reston Town Center and to the north as well with Sugarloaf Mountain in view, but I'm not sure the person looking for the view wants that.

    How about the Weston or the Sheraton? The Midtown penthouse units have spectacular views of the airport and beyond, probably not the answer either?

    I might be game to share my view, but need to know who's looking first and for what purpose.

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  3. Probably one of the buildings in "Reston Heights"...like the Reston International Center. You can see this building from the Fair Oaks area.

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  4. What's the highest point in Reston? It used to be in my parents' basement but then I gave up drugs and got a life.

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  5. I am confused, are you a UPI correspondent now? I saw this story on Google News.
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Local/2010/05/18/Ask-Restonian-Whats-the-Highest-Point-in-Reston-Since-the-1960s-Anyway/115-b95c3e1736

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  6. The Ghost of Edward R. MurrowMay 18, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    No,I think UPI is a shadow of its former self and now skims the Web to some degree to find news. But it is rather hilarious to see this closed loop of Restonian publishing something, UPI picking it up, and then the UPI story getting highlighted back on Restonian. Sounds like one of those space-time anomalies out of Star Trek.

    Good night, and good luck.

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  7. When time is in a loop...
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