Get ready for some changes in Tysons Corner as developers plan to start construction on the DMV's tallest building.

Big things are happening in Tysons Corner, or more fittingly, tall things. Last year, the Clemente Development Company announced plans to construct a development that will include a 615-foot-tall building, and they are almost ready to break ground. The new structure will be the tallest building in all of Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, and will beat the Washington Monument by approximately 60 feet. The development, called The View at Tysons, will be used for art and entertainment with a 47,000-square-foot arts center, as well as residential living, retail, and business offices. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="8637,8639,8638"] As Tysons Corner is infamous for the heavy traffic that surrounds the area, many are concerned that this new development will only add to the problem. However, CEO of Clemente Development Company, Constantino Clemente, says that the development is meant to do the opposite. Very few of the people commuting to Tysons Corner for work actually live in Tysons Corner, so with the increase in residential property that this new construction will offer, more will be able to live close to where they work. Clemente has stated that when the construction is finished, there will be a decrease in traffic in the area.
Developers have ambitious plans for the finished result. The skyscraper, which will be called the "Iconic Tower," will have an open-air retail area at the base, a luxury hotel, and top-dollar condominiums at the top. Four other buildings will occupy the site, one of which will have a "Skygarden" rooftop terrace. The architecture will be modern, classy, and undoubtedly impressive. The project has been in its pre-construction phase as the County of Fairfax reviews the building application. It still has not been approved, but those at the Clemente Development Company are hopeful that it will be soon. Businesses that currently reside at the property, off Leesburg Pike and Spring Hill Road, have been asked to clear out of the area by the end of June to make way for demolition. For more information on the project, click here. Hopefully, these changes will benefit the community and make Tysons Corner an even better place to live and work. What do you think of this new development? Let us know in the comments!

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