Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rosslyn offers extraterrestrial view

Check out the landscape just above the main entrance to Rosslyn's new 1812 N. Moore St. supertower.  It looks like the surface of the moon.  The vision of Rosslyn encompasses the cosmos.

Rosslyn prominent in Congressional Art Competition

Artwork in the Congressional Art Competition is on display at Artisphere through May 4.  This exhibit features a wide variety of works by student-artists from Northern Virginia. One of the most outstanding works in the exhibit is Austin Zveare's majestic night portrait of Rosslyn.  Zveare is a student at Washington-Lee High School.  Another exceptionally powerful work is Orlando Cabrera's stylized photograph of Rosslyn's Iwo Jima Memorial.  Cabrera's photograph captures the intensity of the moment even better than does the memorial itself.  Cabrera is a student at Yorktown High School.
Young, innovative artists are increasingly turning to Rosslyn for inspiration.   Get some Rosslyn inspiration into your own creative life!

Friday, April 18, 2014

tulips blooming in Rosslyn Vista Park

Tulips are now blooming in Rosslyn Vista Park.  No place is more beautiful than Rosslyn in springtime.  Rosslyn Vista Park and Artisphere are premiere locations for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions.  You can see why for yourself.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

massive pile driver going to work in Rosslyn

Central Place construction in downtown Rosslyn is heating up.  You can follow all the action on the Central Place construction blog.  Look for McDonald's to be demolished soon.  And marvel at the massive pile driver now on location.  You can bet Rosslyn will feel the earth move when this huge tool swings into action.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rosslyn Plan Framework discussion this Wednesday

At the County Board meeting this past Saturday, the County Board approved the Rosslyn Plan Framework.  The Rosslyn Plan Framework has been attracting leading planning talent to make Rosslyn an even more spectacular riverfront jewel.  Among the planned changes are converting Lynn St. and Ft. Myer Dr. into two-way streets in downtown Rosslyn and eliminating the Ft. Myer Dr. tunnel.  Removing two of the overhead walkway street-crossings has already helped to open up downtown Rosslyn.  Rosslyn will become even more airy, open, and exciting in the future.

The Rosslyn/Ft. Myer Heights neighborhood association (RAFOM) is sponsoring a discussiong of the Rosslyn Plan Framework this Wednesday, April 16, at  7 PM in the Belvedere Condominium Party Room, 1600 N. Oak Street.  Brian Harner, Chairman of the Process Panel, and Anthony Fusarelli, County Planning staff, will be there to discuss the Rosslyn Plan Framework and the Rosslyn Sector Plan Update.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rosslyn's wild tulips lead in exuberance

While flower aficionados eagerly await the blooming of Rosslyn's famous Iwo Jima formal flower gardens, wild tulips next to the Rt. 50 entrance ramp to Rosslyn are already welcoming everyone.  Rosslyn tends to be associated with urbanity.  But if you take the time to get to know Rosslyn, you'll notice a wild side of irrepressible exuberance.