18th and Church St, NW
Thanks to Nora for sending:
“As I was walking home yesterday, I was shocked to see that St Thomas Church (18th/P NW) was up, doors open and welcoming the neighborhood in an open house. I live near there and the construction has been going on for a couple years, but I hadn’t noticed anything seeming to be finished. (more…)
More cool reflections from William McKenna this morning: “The effect from the building is growing on me.” (more…)
Thanks to a neighbor for sending:
“That’s quite a piece of copper for a finial. The owner reports its a historical recreation of the original finial that was on the house since 1880. (more…)
This new building on the corner of Sherman around Lamont has been taking months to go up, but it somehow keeps getting uglier and uglier. Who approved this monstrosity?”
“The new headquarters will be built over an operating pump station in the Capital Riverfront neighborhood. With 151,300 gross square feet, it will house approximately 350 employees and will allow DC Water to consolidate its administrative offices in a single location. Construction began in 2016 and is expected to be completed in early 2018.”
It was a cloudy day and I’m sure would be more mind blowing with blue skies but I dig it.
There’s a whole block of Yuma Street near UDC that it looks like it came straight out of the Brady Bunch set. Most of the houses look like the example above. Check out the cool renovation of one of these:
We’ll revisit when it’s finished. In the meantime – think it’ll be a nice transformation or too early to tell?
Thanks to Jeff for sending from Sherman Avenue. Updates as construction progresses.