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After passing through the box office just across the street from the Rosslyn Metro, you’re ushered into a glass elevator that starts up — and up, and up, an even longer ride than the Rosslyn escalator — as the streets shrink below you.
Soon you’re hundreds of feet above the rooftop patios of Arlington, the clouds look closer and you’re at eye level with blue sky through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
A dark blue, geometrically fascinating ceiling glimmers with constellation-style lights overhead. As you walk the perimeter, your 360-degree view of Arlington, D.C. and surrounding land is punctuated by touch panel displays — “Windows into History” — where you can get hands-on with fascinating facts about historic figures and famous landmarks.
This is the Observation Deck.
The Observation Deck is just across the street from the Rosslyn Metro stop and 400 vertical feet above. It’s a space full of sleek glass and gleaming metal where you can gaze out of floor-to-ceiling windows for a sweeping view of D.C. and Arlington.
It’s fun to pick out familiar landmarks, from Courthouse to the National Mall… and it will make you wonder yet again why your commute, which looks so small from above, has to take so long.
Things To Do Above the Skyline
The Observation Deck’s aerodynamic-looking interior is as beautiful as the view itself, and there are lots of fun things to do here.
Don’t miss the Instagram experience, where you can get amazing photos above the skyline with perfect natural lighting. Hover D.C., an immersive flyover experience, allows you to see and feel what it’s like to hover over the city with actual birds-eye footage of the nation’s capital, even restricted airspace. See the rooftops pass beneath your feet as the wind blows in your face.
There’s now a new lounge bar on the 32nd floor — called “The View” — pouring Champagne and displaying photos from local photographers. For a chance to get noticed and have your photo shared on screens in the champagne bar, tag your own photo from the Observation Deck or surrounding D.C. area with the hashtag #TheViewofDC on any social platform.
Events include Sunrise yoga every month, the Revolutionary Rivalry event on March 9th to prepare for the George Mason versus George Washington basketball game and many other events announced via @theviewofdc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
What are some other good spots for a scenic view in Arlington? Let us know in the comments.
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