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Old 05-09-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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It's finally looking like there is light at the end of the tunnel after many delays. I don't know if people have seen it lately, but it's looking pretty nice.

Next door, they have topped off a new apartment tower and a second tower is a few floors out of the ground.

Does anybody know if there are any solid plans to build the tower that is part of the transit center project? They are digging on that corner pretty deep now, but I don't think they are doing much other than working on utilities. It would be nice to see a tower go up there, hotel, condos whatever.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I don't know if people have seen it lately, but it's looking pretty nice.
Could you tell us exactly where it is? Is that what would make the connection between MARC and Metro much easier? I would enjoy seeing any pictures anyone has.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Silver Spring Transit Center cost rises again, by about $11 million - The Washington Post

New completion date August at earliest.

It will "unite" MARC and Metro riders, according to an earlier article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...d01Q_blog.html
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Could you tell us exactly where it is? Is that what would make the connection between MARC and Metro much easier? I would enjoy seeing any pictures anyone has.
The connection between MARC and METRO is already easy, but I'm not even sure many people do that. When I lived in Germantown and took MARC, I don't recall anybody connecting, but there may be a few that do. I now use Metro often and don't see a lot of people connecting. (MARC needs to be more than just commuter service).

What it will do is make connecting to MetroBus, Commuters buses and Ride On buses much easier.

Also the new purple line light rail (from New Carleton to Bethesda) will pass through the station as well.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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How long has it been under construction? I'm pretty sure they got more done on the Freedom Tower in the same amount of time.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Hyattsville, MD
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I saw the Silver Spring Station (transit center) last week, as I often travel to Silver Spring for personal business. It didn't look all that impressive or make me think it will be done by this summer. I did see a glass roofing being put up, which suggests that the actual upward building is done, but the rest of the building looks really bare and unfinished. This is the most ridiculously long construction process, I think I've ever witnessed. It seems like they have been building this thing for about five or more years, now. And when you put how small the development is, in the grand scheme of things, it really gives some perspective on how badly managed this project was. But, hey, this project involves WMATA so I'm sure it's not surprise it's been mismanaged. I've heard of skyscrapers being constructed in less time. The Dulles Rail Project will be done before this transit center is.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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