Pentagon Row is a shopping, dining and residential square in Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia. It is a destination for both local residents and visitors, featuring several restaurants with outdoor dining in the square during warm weather, an ice skating rink in the winter months, and concerts through the spring, summer and fall.

While the restaurants and retail are predominantly national chains and not a model for emphasizing the local economy and culture, the development serves as a model for the kind of architectural placemaking that establishes a central identity for a neighborhood and a regional draw in large part due to its compelling sense of place.

Posted in: Inspiration, Public Places