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Arlington County Gives Approval To 22-Story Building At Pentagon City

The Arlington County Board has approved a development for Pentagon City that could add a 22-story high-rise to the area, as well as four other office buildings.

The board voted unanimously over the weekend to approve Vornado/Charles E. Smith's plans to build as much as 1.8 million square feet of commercial space. (See the full plan here.) The now vacant land is one of the largest undeveloped parcels close to downtown Washington.

The project called PenPlace includes 50,000 square feet of retail space, a 300-room hotel and a streetcar maintenance facility. Vornado plans to build a streetcar connection between Columbia Pike and a Crystal City streetcar line to help link the Arlington corridors.

Plans also call for a "green area" between the buildings.

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Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Known by some as "the Devil's painter," Bosch depicted imaginary animals and souls being violently tortured. At least one critic believes he's the father of modern art.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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'Brexit' Songs: Here Are Your Picks

Yesterday we asked for your picks for the songs that represent the feeling in the U.K. right now. Here are some of your suggestions.
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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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