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  • There’s no chance that leaning tower will be standing in 600 years.

  • What happened to the two buildings that stood next to this in the Google Maps view? torn down?

  • Nothing about that give me any confidence that the building would be one I would want to ever live in much less invest my money in.

  • The cracked mortar / split brick shown in the photograph above is conveniently hidden behind the advertising sign in the Google Street view too. I wonder if it was there when the building was sold and if the buyers knew it.

    • how hard is it to fix a crack like that? i assume basic tuckpointing wouldn’t get it, but can’t it be anchored somehow?

  • eh. nothing a fresh coat of paint can’t fix.

  • Ugh, I feel horrible for the unsuspecting people who will buy this. The water will be coming in through the walls and they will be spending some serious $$ to fix it.

  • While biking past last night, I noticed that the 2nd story of the brick facade is now gone. I guess that’s one way to fix the cracked mortar. At this point, there is one story of brick facade left. Beyond that it appears to be a completely new structure…..

  • I walked by this place last night and saw that the developer (Equity Resource) has removed the existing brick wall. I would hope they have a significant fine for this because under the original stop work order they were required to shore up the wall and support it correctly under the code, but instead they left the illegal supports and just helped the wall to collapse by continuing to work under the stop work order. In reality, they will probably only get a slap on the wrist for this because DCRA has no very little authority to take action after the fact and has a history of allowing developers to apologize their way out of fines.

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