TYSONS, VA: The grandeur of Leesburg Pike is now enhanced with colorful banners that dance in the wind from their perch atop 126 new light poles that line the two sides of Route 7 between Tyco Road & International Drive.
Decorative light poles, trees and broad sidewalks are ingredients in the urban design plan for Tysons, and were installed concurrent with the Silver Line. The banners were installed over the weekend by the Tysons Partnership, as part of its ongoing place-making and beautification throughout Tysons. “We’re painting the town,” said Partnership chairman Mark Carrier, President of B.F. Saul Hospitality Group.
“Tysons is emerging as a world-class destination, with dazzling sky-scrapers, grand boulevards, and unrivaled vitality and promise,” said Michael Caplin, President of the Tysons Partnership. “The drive up the hill from Tyco to International Boulevard is akin to the long climb of the Champs Elysees, and these graceful additions to our landscape fortify the elegance of our own bold avenue.”
“Tysons will someday resonate with the vibrancy and soul of a Paris and other great world cities,” mused Sol Glasner of The MITRE Corporation, another of the founding members of Tysons Partnership. “Looking back 30 years from now, people will understand that greatness on that scale must always begin with seemingly small steps.”
Formation of the Tysons Partnership was encouraged by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors as a means by which the private sector can help implement the values of the Comprehensive plan for Development of Tysons. Its members are the business and civic leaders of Tysons.
For more information, visit: www.tysonspartnership.org.