Our Picks

Region’s Tallest Building Really Rising in Tysons

It was almost two months ago when we last focused on the new Capital One tower rising in East Tysons. Since that time the construction has climbed higher and higher on its journey to becoming the tallest occupied building in the Washington region. At that time the building was just beginning to overshadow the current Capital One headquarters tower, located directly next door. Today the building has long forgotten its neighbor, and is now approaching the same height as Tysons Tower (although the ground elevation of Capital One makes it optically less significant).

We also learned this week that Capital One and Fairfax County have come to an agreement to provide a community performance space as part of their plans for the overall property, as reported by the McLean Patch. The space will double as an educational space for schools as well. Perhaps 1st Stage Theater is interested in special (maybe larger) shows being planned there as well.

The performance space has not yet begun construction, but Supervisor Bulova believes it should be open by 2019. The 470 foot Capital One Tower should be complete long before then, as construction continues at amazing speed. Hopefully, as the building gets close to topping out, crews and planners will recognize the significance of the tower and celebrate accordingly — and invite me to take some photos.

Related Posts

Jul 26, 2017 

Jul 18, 2017 

Jun 07, 2017 
TEDXTysons logo

May 21, 2017 
Capital One Tysons Construction 2017

Apr 05, 2017 
Capital One Property Tysons, VA

Mar 20, 2017 
Capital One Tysons headquarters construction

Nov 21, 2016 
Capital One New Headquarter Tower

Sep 21, 2016 

Aug 13, 2016 
Capital One new headquarters building under construction in Tysons, August 2016

Jun 04, 2016 

Share This