A notable landmark off I-495 in the heart of Northern Virginia, Tycon Tower (known by locals as "The Shopping Bag") is a development at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive in Vienna, VA. Built and initially owned by developers James T. Lewis, Roy Mitchell and Don Moore, known as Tycon Development, Tycon Center is a postmodern 17-story brick clad building designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson. Completed in 1986, Tycon Towers used an impressive 4,500 tons of steel and 1.25 million bricks. Of those bricks, 700,000 were special shapes, used primarily in building the massive columns. At the top level, the building features an outdoor dining area lined with brick pavers from Endicott and offering sweeping views of Tysons.
John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson
The Belden Brick Company, Endicott