Talk:Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

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Signage, etc[edit]

The buildings (Crystal Gateway in particular) have not "shed their names" as stated in the article. There is new signage, such as at the entrance on 23rd St, that label the whole place as "223 23rd St" and such. However, the buildings themselves have retained the names, and are referred to as such by signs in the underground and in the lobbies. I'll change that if I don't hear from anyone regarding it. Avriette 17:33, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

I was in the Crystal City Underground on December 21, and found NO reference to the old names AT ALL in any location. You are more than welcome to prove me wrong. SchuminWeb (Talk) 23:43, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
I live in Crystal City, and have for years. What would you consider "proof"? Avriette 18:57, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
Look at the maps in the underground—if I'm not mistaken, they have the building names (at least as of July, '05 when I was last there). Postdlf 00:13, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
I have to agree with Avriette and Postdlf. Two of the referenced names, Crystal Gateway and Crystal Square, are still used by two buildings -- the Marriott that connects to the underground (I can actually see the words "Crystal Gateway" from where I'm sitting) and an apartment building that does as well, respectively. Since this is uncited information, I'm going to go ahead and remove it. --Sarcasticninja (talk) 05:12, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Removed[edit]

Additionally many of the high-rise apartment buildings are structured such that they have internal hallways with horizontally opposed apartments, forcing neighbors to interact with each other more so than would be in an "open" building.

Virtually all modern housing complexes follow this arrangement, the "open" design is almost never used. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.226.65.119 (talk) 12:41, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Sections/Reorganize[edit]

Marked to be reorganized. Suggest the addition of sections, to provide clear information - rather than a long flow of information. --TRL (talk) 03:03, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Reorganized page, added sections. Removed Marking. TRL (talk) 05:43, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Citations/Intro Section[edit]

Marked for improvement of inline citations and overall article references. Also marked for expansion of intro section after reorganization.TRL (talk) 05:45, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

New Corporate Headquarters[edit]

As some military offices have moved out, private sector and other corporate/national offices have moved in. Perhaps the best known is Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which has moved into Crystal City from their prior headquarters in Braddock Road in Alexandria, VA. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.177.216.97 (talk) 15:21, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Add Expansion To History?[edit]

I'm not an expert on the history of Crystal City. I went there for dentist visits from the mid-'60s to late 2000s. I also worked in a hotel there for a while. Looking at some old aerial photos and comparing them to recent ones, I realized that the closing of the rail yards has allowed eastward expansion of Crystal City to the east side of Crystal Drive. What trains still run through there run to the east of the new buildings, rather than along the path of the old railroad right of way. Perhaps someone with more knowledge of Crystal City history would like to discuss this expansion in this entry?

50.242.180.121 (talk) 00:32, 11 November 2014 (UTC)mcknigs

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