Silverline Center, a “one of a kind” office building in Tysons, illuminated with special blue lights on the evening of Thursday, April 2 in support of Autism Speaks’ global annual Light It Up Blue (LIUB) campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.
Attracting more than a million views per week from the Capital Beltway and two Silver Line Metro stations, Washington REIT’s Silverline Center joins a list of more than 10,000 iconic landmarks, businesses, communities and homes in 136 countries on all seven continents that will shine a bright light on autism. The Empire State Building in New York City, Niagara Falls in Canada, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, and even the International Space Station have all joined Autism Speaks and Silverline Center in support of the millions of families affected by autism.
Silverline Center is a 526,000 square foot office complex at 7900 Westpark Drive, originally built in 1971. With a $35 million renovation nearing completion, Washington REIT is creating a trophy-class property with direct access to the Metro’s recently opened Tysons Silver Line, as well as two of the new I-495 express lanes at Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Road.
Silverline Center’s signature tower has a gleaming glass curtain wall façade incorporating 270 LED lights that can be programmed to match the corporate colors of the building’s lead tenants, providing unique branding opportunities. With the capability of being illuminated in virtually any color of the rainbow, Silverline Center’s contribution to the Light It Up Blue campaign made a highly visible statement on the skyline of the “new” Tysons.
“We are pleased to help Autism Speaks with their international campaign to raise awareness of this growing challenge for families throughout the region and the world,” said Anthony Chang, Senior Director at Washington REIT. “We are encouraging people in the area to take photos of the building and share them on social media using the hashtag #LIUB.”
Throughout the month of April, residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area can support their neighbors and friends by participating in Light It Up Blue. Visit www.autismspeaks.org/LIUB for fun and creative ways to shine a bright light on autism.
Photo courtesy of Hoachlander Davis Photography, LLC