While officials are considering the question of allowing tall buildings in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland are seeing an influx of tall buildings. Local writer Dan Malouff provides a series of examples of tall building approvals and construction in the D.C. metropolitan area to illustrate the trend.
The future 384-foot 1812 North Moore and the 387-foot Central Place will replace the Rosslyn Twin Towers as the tallest buildings in that city. Buildings as tall as 396 feet could soon be built around the District in metropolitan Arlington and other cities. Yesterday, neighboring Fairfax County approved a 330-foot tall building. Bans on tall buildings near Reagan National Airport are no longer in place, which has led to more development in that area.
"The trend in the D.C. area is unmistakable; buildings are getting taller, and will most likely continue to do so," Mr. Malouff writes.
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