Meridian acquires a dancing sculpture — and the Rosslyn building to which it’s attached

An affiliate of The Meridian Group has paid $113.15 million for 1525 Wilson Blvd., a Rosslyn office building featuring the colorful sculpture of a dancing couple, after selling another building in the Arlington County office market last summer.

The Bethesda developer bought the 12-story office building, leased to tenants including federal contractor Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc., in a sale recorded Dec. 20 with the Arlington County recorder of deeds. The seller was Glenborough 1525 Wilson LLC, an affiliate of Equity Office. The building is assessed at $98.7 million, per Arlington land records.

Motorists and pedestrians passing along the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor likely recognize the property more for its amenities than its office space. The 318,729-square-foot building features an on-site Safeway grocery store, which was recently updated, and for the oversized figures of “Anna and David,” an 1987 sculpture by artist Miriam Schapiro depicting her painting “Pas de Deux,” commissioned…

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