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Friday, March 23, 2012

With API Closing, An Original Reston Office Building Could Go On the Market

The American Press Institute is closing down today as part of a merger with the Newspaper Association of America Foundation -- which itself was once headquartered next door. So much for Reston's legendary Newspaper Row.

Apparently, it's not clear what will become of API's awesome modernist Bauhaus building on Sunrise Valley Drive, which is one of Reston's original office buildings. But we'd like to step in and offer to keep it functioning as a site dedicated to journamalism -- or at least "web logging," which is the next best thing.

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Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the future Restonian World Headquarters.

We could put our "data center" (a Commodore 64 with a 1200 baud modem on an Ikea shelving unit) in that concretey thing on the left. Hey, given the architectural style, it's either that, or it becomes a backup for Dr. Evil's lair.

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To be fair, he does have the better computer setup.

2 comments:

  1. Turtle Pond Cinema is monetized and needs more space. Can we have a cubicle? DCRTV is in Reston and also needs more space. Then there's the Patch, and Maria's Passion Paradise, still looking to move from Laurel.

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  2. Bob The BuilderMay 6, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    This is a hideous building. Nothing says beauty like pre-formed and poured-in-place concrete bulkheads. Will someone please tear it down? Even a (mauve) glass box would be an improvement!

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