Monday, May 07, 2007

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

- It appears Virginia may get even more high rises (and jobs) as plans to build 30 and 31 story tall towers in Rosslyn have been approved. Now is the time to retaliate with our 100+ floor tower in Silver Spring.

Heck, I'd be happy with a ten story building at this point. Silver Spring is far enough removed from the monuments to avoid any complaints about distorting the D.C. skyline. Maybe we can make downtown Silver Spring Washington's version of Paris' La Défense district, where they build all their skyscrapers so as not to disturb the city's skyline. Washington was partially modeled on Paris, after all.

Here we just have to contend with those who will attempt to block any proposals that might displace a hair salon or thrift store...

Also, this has to be the most sniveling and whiny justification ever put forth for constructing an office building:

"I beg you please to approve this project today. Make my neighborhood as nice as the other neighborhoods in Arlington."

Waaaaahhhh make Silver Spring as nice as Bethesda waaaaaahhh!!!

- This Thursday is the grand opening of the Marimekko store in downtown Silver Spring at the former Storehouse Furniture location.

- Tight end Zach Hilton is trying to become the second player from Silver Spring to play for the Redskins, the other of course being Shawn "Silver" Springs. Speaking of the Redskins, I hadn't realized that The Danny's "Triple X ESPN Radio" is based out of the World Building in Silver Spring. Kind of ironic that I can't even get a decent signal a mile away...

- If there are layoffs at Discovery today after all, affected ex-employees should make their way to Bowie for the Bowie Baysox's "Office Space Night".
[T]here will also be a “Smash Technology For Charity” event outside the stadium main gates prior to the game. For just $1.00, fans can take a swing, with a baseball bat, and smash up some of the office equipment that frustrates you in cubical land every day - including printers, scanners, and fax machines.

This is the first and last time I will recommend going to Bowie.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zack Hilton is from this area. I went to high school with him.

silver spring penguin said...

I've been holding on to this juicy quote, but perhaps it's time I shared it.

Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At large), from an Apr 25 meeting in Rockville:

"We look only at the marquee that goes up on the building, but we don't look at the impact [of businesses moving into] Montgomery County.

"I don't want to lose [businesses], but I don't want to lure any new businesses into Montgomery County [if there is no existing vacant office space]."

Glean from that what you will.

mmafan said...

I work in Rosslyn and Live in downtown Silver Spring. I don't see why SS can't have a skyscraper, but I think as opposed to Rosslyn, it will face a lot of opposition here.

Nikki said...

I just want to say that Virginia is gross and I hate it. I hate everything about it. I would love nothing more than to see that big middle finger built. Amen.

Obi-Wan Kenobi said...

The Commonwealth of Virginia. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

firejimbowden said...

I made my first trek out to Bowie last August and I highly recommend it. For the same price as an RFK oufield ticket, I was able to check out a Collin Balester start from immediately behind the Harrisburg dugout.

Silver Springer said...

silver spring penguin said...

" I've been holding on to this juicy quote, but perhaps it's time I shared it.

Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At large), from an Apr 25 meeting in Rockville:

"We look only at the marquee that goes up on the building, but we don't look at the impact [of businesses moving into] Montgomery County.

"I don't want to lose [businesses], but I don't want to lure any new businesses into Montgomery County [if there is no existing vacant office space]."

Glean from that what you will.

5/07/2007 3:23 PM "

Surprise, Surprise. What other way could you read that statement? This wouldn't be the first time I heard him say something like this.

So let me get this straight, you want affordable housing but no new jobs? And to add to that you're against development? I think you have a problem sir.

Like I said before, anyone who is in favor of the way Takoma Park/Langley Park functions can go right ahead and embrace this guy.

Marc Elrich: "Setting Montgomery County up for a BIG decline, just like Takoma Park."

Sligo said...

What are the rules regarding recalls or impeachments of MoCo councilmen?