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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

80spocalypse Now: Yet Another Reston 'Landmark' Falls To The Wrecking Ball

From the Facebooks, this poignant cellular telephone photograph depicts the demolition of this 30-year-old office building along Sunrise Valley Drive, right next to where a legitimate brutalist masterpiece of concrete and unflattering right angles was flattened last year to make room for some unremarkable townhouses. Looks like our efforts to spark a similar wave of support for preserving this equally iconic reminder of the last great unfettered Fairfax County building boom went unheeded. As another great real estate developer might say, Sad!


  1. Like the API building, this is taking forever for the demolition crews to level. They don't build them like they used to!

  2. There is a very nice photo of that building in one of the Reston Association meeting rooms. I wonder if they have taken it down?

  3. Finally someone has the courage to tear down generic disposable offices and put generic disposable residential units in their place


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