Dear PoP – What’s Going on with the Hilton Sport & Health Club?

IMG_0156, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

Hmm, I’m not sure but I know some friends were pissed when they closed the pool. Looks like a ton of work is going on. Does anyone know if it’ll become another sports club or something else?


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  • This might be the beginning of the new condo tower that is to be built here adjoining the hotel.

  • It is indeed the new condo tower.

  • Isn’t it a big condo project funded by Michael Jordan? Certainly lined up a top notch structural steel company. Where is Paris when you need her?

  • It’s a condo project. My office window looks over it and, for the life of me, I can’t figure out 90 percent of what’s going on. I think that’s because much of the pre-construction is happening underground since the buildling will go on top of an existing underground parking lot. But, yes, a building is going up. It will be semi-circular and it will be condos that give the residents access to the services of the hotel. Meanwhile the hotel is also going through a badly needed top-to-bottom renovation.

  • The designers of the project are Beyer Blinder Belle. A small rendering of the design can be found here (scroll down about half a page):

    The project is not just building condos and renovating the hotel, there is an entire underground complex being built that will service both. Most of architecture is the stuff you can’t see. By the time you see something recognizable, they’re almost finished.

  • cool, i love condos!

  • The other MJ… Michael Jackson? Oh, wow. I wonder if his estate is funding the completion of the project, or if it’s been significantly delayed as a result of his passing.

  • Also, from the looks of that rendering, there will be a new outdoor swimming pool on top of the garage entrances off 19th Street, pictured above. The new condo structure will be adjacent to this.

  • Rance – not sure if you were using your sarcasm font on that one… the other MJ as in Magic Johnson?

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