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The shockingly fun amenity on the roof of Capital One’s headquarters

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Eleven stories up, on a rooftop at the corporate campus of one of America’s biggest banks, grown adults are playing miniature golf. They may have a tiki drink or two. And they’re probably putting over par.

They’re at Perch Putt, an 18-hole mini-golf course complete with bright green Astroturf and undulating greens. It’s one of the more playful, if unexpected, amenities of the corporate landscape.

[Photo: Capital One Center]The course is part of the Perch at Capital One Center in Tysons, Virginia, which includes the bank’s headquarters, a 300-room hotel, and a corporate events venue and performance hall. The Perch covers 2.5 acres of open space on the roof of the performance hall. Developed as a public-private partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority, 1.2 acres of the rooftop space is a public park, in compliance with the county’s open space requirements.

[Photo: Capital One Center]It’s also an effort to differentiate Capital One as an employer. Jonathan Griffith, Capital One Center’s managing director, says the rooftop space is “an amenity strategy that allows us to recruit and retain the top........

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