Went for a walk yesterday in the Carlyle section of Alexandria. It's a vast redevelopment project, still in progress, but especially considering how sterile such projects often are, I think this one is quite successful. Lots of offices, hotels, but also lots of residential. The local Whole Foods is in Carlyle and, in a couple of years, a Wegman's. Along with various cafes, etc., it's actually a very nice place to live.
The Fed Courthouse is one of the anchors of the project. The statue iof Justice at the entrance is striking, along with the tortoise and hare, representing "justice delayed is justice denied."
The largest anchor of the project is the Patent and Trademark office complex, which sprawls over a number of nicely designed buildings.