Detail from looking up near the entrance of the Discovery Communications headquarters.

The Discovery Communications headquarters dominate downtown Silver Spring. From several blocks around, you can see the silver building rising above the area. Even though it is so dominating, it still provides intimate settings. Looking up through the structure and seeing the reflections of the building on itself push away the rest of the city.

The Discovery building offers more than abstract views. Inside the main entrance is an exhibit area open to the public. Around the corner is a park with a dinosaur sculpture. And near the street intersection is a rock garden with benches. So if you’re in the area, there are plenty of reasons to linger a moment and enjoy people watching.

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James Smith