Tycon Center

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Tycon Center is a development in Vienna, VA, owned at the time of its inception by James T. Lewis Properties.[1] It is also known as Tycon Towers 1. The original intent was to build three towers, curved in plan, with curved parking structures behind each one. The building was designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson.[2] Mr. Johnson used round brick-clad column details similar to previous projects. Only the first building of the three proposed was completed as part of the original project.[3]

The office building is 17 stories,[4] brick on precast panels trimmed with limestone sills, lintels and keystones. The granite clad lobby has a 3-story space. The top level includes a barrel vault skylight across the building's width. Known locally as "The Shopping Bag" because of its distinctive shape.[2] It has three levels of underground basements totaling 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2).[4]

Construction of the project was completed in 1986.[5]

Tycon Towers used 4,500 tons of steel [5] and 1.25 million bricks. Of those bricks, 700,000 were special shapes used primarily in building the massive columns. The brick is from Belden Brick Company's Belcrest line.[6]

Project team[edit]

  • Owner: Tycon Development Corporation[7]
  • Engineer: Guido & Fernandez[7] [8]
  • Steel Contractor: Glen Construction Company[7]
  • Structural Steel and Fabrication: Cives Steel Company [7]
  • Architectural Precast: Smith Midland [9]
  • Steel Modeling: Mountain Enterprises Mtent Inc.[10]
  • Project Manager: Tom Bellingham
  • Project Architect: Alan Ford, AIA
  • Project Architect for the parking structure: Monty Mitchell
  • Project Design: Betsy del Monte
  • Brick Supply: Potomac Valley Brick
  • Masonry Contractor: United Masonry [6]
  • Water treatment: Arc Water Treatment Company [11]

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