Thursday, July 19, 2012

CityMarket at O Men at Work

What is going on behind the curtain?  Men at work.

You may have noticed that part of the historic facade at City Market has been covered in scaffolding these past few weeks.  We're excited that the restoration process on the market's east wall has kicked off with cleaning of the existing historic brick.  This process is expected to last through the summer. 

Once we've removed the paint and other coatings from previous restorations, we'll proceed to repoint the wall with new mortar.  We'll also be replacing damaged brick with brick salvaged from the other walls on the building.  Once we've finished the east facade, we'll move to the market tower brick and then the south wall.

Just north of the Market Facade are two mock-ups that we are using to evaluate material samples and construction methods.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shaw: Boom

If you missed Saturday's article about Shaw, you can read it here:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/neighborhood-profile-shaw/2012/07/11/gJQA26BEgW_story.html


While there are a few inaccuracies in the article, the bottom line is what we who know Shaw know that Shaw is a great place to be.


Click on the arrow below and take a stroll around CityMarket at O on O and note how that historic market connects to the new and much, much bigger and much, much better Giant:



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Tuesday, July 10, 2012