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The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: February 29, 2008 09:01AM

WTF were they thinking when they drew up plans for the new Long & Foster building at 28 & Willard? That place looks like a cross between a prison and a hospital for the criminally insane. And why is it so freaking ginormous? Is L & F making *that* much money? Just in time for the real estate crash too. What a waste of soccer fields.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: February 29, 2008 09:02AM

I think it looks like a chocolate factory, personally.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Harry Beaver ()
Date: February 29, 2008 09:21AM

looks like a prison.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Wonka ()
Date: February 29, 2008 10:01AM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> I think it looks like a chocolate factory,
> personally.


Ha Ha, that is funny. maybe it is. maybe it is tied in the with "n" signs? Wonka's Nerds or Nerd Rope.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Genevieve ()
Date: February 29, 2008 10:03AM

I think it looks like a cheap knock-off of a Chateau.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: February 29, 2008 10:10AM

I heard that's where all the South Lakes minority students were going to be corralled and schooled.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: February 29, 2008 10:16AM

I'm glad someone started this thread. We needed a new mystery building to talk about now that the cat's out of the bag on Alto Plaza.

We never did figure out that Filmdex thingee though.....

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Harry Beaver ()
Date: February 29, 2008 10:20AM

yeah we did

its a film archiving company

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: SE ()
Date: February 29, 2008 10:25AM

Regarding Filmdex and Ida Slattery (President), I found this:

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9405EEDE1739E333A25754C1A96F9C946997D6CF&oref=slogin

wonder if its her? if the company was inc in 1955, it could be?

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: February 29, 2008 05:48PM

as i've heard, that building is a "monument to themselves." meaning the founders of L&F.

vaburbia.com

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: February 29, 2008 05:54PM

I decided a while ago that the less I know about filmdex, the better off I am in general.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: DAG ()
Date: February 29, 2008 06:16PM

Honestly, I really believe the new L&F has more square footage than Udvar-Hazey.

They need to put the next defunct shuttle in there.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: February 11, 2009 09:14AM

trogdor! Wrote:
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> WTF were they thinking when they drew up plans for
> the new Long & Foster building at 28 & Willard?
> That place looks like a cross between a prison and
> a hospital for the criminally insane. And why is
> it so freaking ginormous? Is L & F making *that*
> much money? Just in time for the real estate
> crash too. What a waste of soccer fields.


Is place still freaking empty? I never see any cars there but it's lit up at night. It must be incredibly expensive to just have that building sitting there...empty.

Maybe FFX County can purchase it cheap and turn it into the low rent apartments they're always talking about.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Date: February 11, 2009 09:30AM

It is supposed to look like it belongs in Colonial Williamsburg.

But, yeah, it is a monstrosity. It is out of proportion for the lot and for a colonial design. It just appears cold and monolithic.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Merritt ()
Date: February 11, 2009 10:30AM

I think last time I went by there I saw signs to rent out some of the space in the building.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: SBS ()
Date: February 11, 2009 10:37AM

Maybe the FFC school board could buy it and label it as Gatehouse III

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: LONG & FOSTER SUCKS ()
Date: February 11, 2009 10:47AM

LONG AND FOSTER AND THEIR AGENTS ARE RIP OFF ARTISTS.

DONT TRUST THEM FOR ANYTHING

EVEN IF YOU BUY A HOME WITH ANOTHER AGENT AND L&F is SELLER'S AGENT - THEY TRY AND GET BUYER TO PAY DOC FEES of LIKE $200


REAL ESTATE AGENT's NEED THEIR WINGS CLIPPED - CONTINUE NEGOTIATING THEM DOWN - THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: dono ()
Date: February 11, 2009 05:35PM

Heh I have brought clients looking for space to that building. They all have the same reaction as this thread. Utterly garish! My favorite is the brick Parking Garage and the teeny tiny dormers on the roof.

Its pretty inside but the exterior is really bad. Prices are in the mid 30's per rentable square foot to - lol.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: trigga4lyfe ()
Date: February 11, 2009 07:28PM

it is actually the default picture on my phone.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: February 11, 2009 07:47PM

Here is a pic of the building I happened to take yesterday.

The "similar" building you can see to the left of L&F is a parking garage.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2009 07:50PM by Radiophile.
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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: graymoose ()
Date: February 11, 2009 08:36PM

:WTF were they thinking when they drew up plans for the new Long & Foster building at 28 & Willard? That place looks like a cross between a prison and a hospital for the criminally insane. And why is it so freaking ginormous? Is L & F making *that* much money? Just in time for the real estate crash too. What a waste of soccer fields:



Why in God's name do we need more soccer fields?

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: m4ilm4n ()
Date: February 11, 2009 10:01PM

Mid-30s per sq ft? No wonder it's empty... we just got 30,000 sq ft just up the road at I think around 25.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: CMXV4 ()
Date: February 11, 2009 11:43PM

That's going to make a great haunted house, probably by this October.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: February 12, 2009 08:35AM

Radiophile, repeat after me... crop, crop,crop,crop,crop

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: misfireasopk ()
Date: February 12, 2009 05:06PM

nice camera. Canon A1000. took it at 3:08?

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Margie ()
Date: February 12, 2009 05:22PM

That $86 million building was modeled after the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/18/AR2008051802116.html

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: February 12, 2009 08:46PM

Margie Wrote:
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> That $86 million building was modeled after the
> Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg.
>
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/arti
> cle/2008/05/18/AR2008051802116.html

Interesting article. I didn't know the Washington Post owned that land before. They sold it at just the right time.

And $86 millon. LOL. That was a huge mistake.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: February 12, 2009 09:24PM

Wow, I wondered how many bricks were in that motherfucker....phew, 544,000.

That's a lotta damn bricks!

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: whateverrrrrrrrr ()
Date: February 12, 2009 09:58PM

Aside from the Long and Foster building, just down Willard before you hit Stonecroft Blvd, they have started to clear land. It's a decent chunk, too. It's on the corner, across from the Auto Shop and Bowling Alley. Anyone know what's going in right there?

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: February 12, 2009 11:56PM

whateverrrrrrrrr Wrote:
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> Aside from the Long and Foster building, just down
> Willard before you hit Stonecroft Blvd, they have
> started to clear land. It's a decent chunk, too.
> It's on the corner, across from the Auto Shop and
> Bowling Alley. Anyone know what's going in right
> there?

The land right across Willard from the bowling alley and across Stonecroft from the autoshop is owned by the Mormon Church.

WTF is up with all these new churches anyway? A new mega church is popping up every day...down the Parkway, down Braddock Road, etc.

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: Capt. Obvious ()
Date: February 13, 2009 09:59AM

misfireasopk Wrote:
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> nice camera. Canon A1000. took it at 3:08?


WOW!! You can read jpg metadata, do you want a cookie? douche bag?

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Re: The monstrosity at 28 & Willard
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 14, 2009 10:30AM

graymoose Wrote:
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> :WTF were they thinking when they drew up plans
> for the new Long & Foster building at 28 &
> Willard? That place looks like a cross between a
> prison and a hospital for the criminally insane.
> And why is it so freaking ginormous? Is L & F
> making *that* much money? Just in time for the
> real estate crash too. What a waste of soccer
> fields:
>
>
>
> Why in God's name do we need more soccer fields?

Because we need to attract more immigrants to the area.

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