Today I'm showing the construction of two new developments: Norfax and Tyson's Corner, as well as the towns of Durham and Lafayette.
Norfax is a 1970s condo development located west of Alexandria between I-85 and the Halifax River. It has 13,651 units in the entire complex, plus shops, restaurants, gyms, pools, and other community facilities. Here's some pictures of the construction.
Building Tyson's Corner was both fun and difficult, since I built it on a diagonal grid.
Durham is a town of 20,000 people. It was founded in 1693 by farmers, was established as a city in 1808, and has rapidly suburbanized since World War II.
Historic Downtown Durham:
When the railroad was brought into Durham, rather than going around the hill, the builders chose just to cut a trench.
And finally, Lafayette. This far-flung suburb was built up around the old Boston Central Railway. Its streets are anything but grid-like, and its small-town feel appeals to those who want a country feel.
Lafayette Station, built in 1907.
That's it for this post. Next I'll be showing the suburbs of Seneca, Halifax, and Charlestown.