Post Originals  ·   April 10, 2012

Talking with the founder of Reston, Va. (1:07)

- Robert E. Simon bought 6,750 acres in Northern Virginia in 1961 using money from his family's sale of Carnegie Hall in New York. The land became Reston, named using his initials. Although Reston today is an urban exception in Fairfax County, Simon, who turns 98 on April 10, didn’t get everything he wanted. ()

- Robert E. Simon bought 6,750 acres in Northern Virginia in 1961 using money from his family's sale of Carnegie Hall in New York. The land became Reston, named using his initials. Although Reston today is an urban exception in Fairfax County, Simon, who turns 98 on April 10, didn’t get everything he wanted. ()

Talking with the founder of Reston, Va. (1:07) (1:07)

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