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Tycon Towers

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1986, Johnson/Burgee. 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. (I-495, exit 11, off Chain Bridge Rd. [VA 123], Tysons Corner
  • Tycon Towers

Designed by New York superstar Philip Johnson, this strange, overgrown neo-Palladian “spec” office tower building can't be missed from I-495, and it may well be the most egregious example in the region of the excesses of postmodernism. From a distance the tower's frankly false columns and pediment look silly, though a closer view reveals a few redeeming qualities in the raised moldings at the entrance and the usual splashy lobby.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Tycon Towers", [Vienna, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NV23.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 56-57.

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