Thursday, May 10, 2007

Makeover for Rosslyn, overlooking DC

High-Rises Approved That Would Dwarf D.C.
Rosslyn Towers Could Be Hazard, FAA Says

During yesterday's meeting, Arlington officials pressured JBG executives to provide free admittance to the observation deck to county residents two days a week. Initially, no one would be charged admission, but following that initial period, non-county residents would be.

How much isn't clear. A planning department document suggested $3 a person, but officials were told that other sights offering spectacular vistas, such as the Empire State Building in New York and the Sears Tower in Chicago, also privately owned, charge as much as $15.

When I went up the Sears Tower last year, the charge there was $12. There, the building is almost 1,000 feet taller than the 338 feet they're talking about here.

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