Tuesday, March 04, 2008

BALLSTON: Old Peck Site to Peek Out From Proposed Replacement

OVER AT THE CORNER of Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, the old Bob Peck Chevrolet car dealership — and its architecturally interesting showroom, pictured at left among new additions to Ballston's skyline — sits, waiting for redevelopment. When the car dealership closed in 2006 in advance of future mixed-use redevelopment at the site, it was thought that all traces of the 1960s modernist structure would be erased from the streetscape.

But if you look at the rendering posted at What's Up Arlington, take careful note of the corner section. The old Peck showroom seems to be peeking out, which is an exciting development for architecture buffs.

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