Oh, wait. This is a few blocks down Sunrise Valley Drive you say? And a building from 2016, not the 1970s? Sadness ensues.
Confidential Restonian Operative "Erin at the Lake" shared these exciting cellular telephone photos of construction work at the vowel-free VY development. She writes:
I made a quick tour of the construction progress on this sleepy black Friday to see what is in store. I was rewarded with the visages attached.
Note the distinguished perforated metal panels! I was also struck by the rectilinear, yet somehow organic wooden treatments on the side of the garage facing Reston Parkway. Is this phase one of some hip new rollercoaster track? Perhaps it is just to subliminally prepare south Restonians' frames of mind as they make pilgrimage to their elite, paid-parking mecca. One thing is for sure. The artsy wooden facade is the right tone of brown and will be "left to weather naturally" in accordance with DRB just like the rest of Reston.Yep. Those wooden treatments, though. They sort of boggle the mind:
So many questions:
• Are the wooden beams supposed to hide the "massing," as architects probably say, maybe, of the concrete bunker that is the parking garage? If so, wouldn't you need a few more of them?
• Did those metal brackets come from Home Depot, and if so, how many home bathroom renovations will go without towel rods?
• Is the effect supposed to be wavy, as if a 300-ton parking garage is evocative of movement, or is this yet another Reston rounding error?
VY ask VY?