On Wednesday morning at 11 am, demolition began at the old Capper Seniors building
at 601 L Street, SE. And, 24 hours later, a lot of progress has already been made on getting rid of the exterior windows and walls. I was amazed to see that, instead of swinging the wrecking ball, workers are actually working inside the building, driving Bobcats into the brick exterior walls over and over to punch them out, turning the building into a skeleton before the actual bringing down of the skeleton begins. (Don't hit the gas instead of the brake, boys!) I've created an Extended Project Archive
for this building, to see the before-and-afters from lots of different angles beyond the basics on the main old Capper Seniors page
(which also has some photos taken from the interior of the building last week) so take a look at today's photos
to see how the work is progressing.
(And speaking of demolition, fences have now gone up at 1345 South Capitol
, and workers there are telling neighbors that demolition could begin tomorrow [Nov. 9]. We'll see!)