* As I mentioned below, the garage that housed both the Merritt and Four Star cab companies started getting brought down today. They didn't get it all on Thursday, but I imagine by sundown Friday the rest will be gone. (See pictures from midmorning
, though it's hard to see much in the way of a difference from First and K, since they took out the back of the building and only a smidgen of the K Street facade.)
* Only a few hours after I said
that Capitol Quarter
framing would start "in the next few days," lumber went up on the first house on the south side of L east of Fourth. (No pictures yet--this weekend!)
* Sometime this week the crane was put up at 1015 Half Street
, so we should be seeing vertical construction before too long.
With thanks to reader J. for the tip, I can report that the cab garage on the northwest corner of First and K is getting demolished today. This is where the DRI/Transwestern Plaza on K
may be getting underway this fall. (I'm posting this from my cell, so links will have to wait 'til later.) UPDATED
with a link and a tiny before and after photos above. I've also added it as #153 in the Demolished Buildings gallery
* Watch for the beginnings of framing of the first Capitol Quarter townhouses
within the next few days.
* Don't forget the Youth River Sports Day
at the Anacostia Community Boathouse on Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm.
* Speaking of the Sports Commission, the WashTimes reports
that they've hired their lawyers--from Seyfarth Shaw's Chicago office
--as they prepare to enter arbitration with the Nationals over whether the ballpark was "substantially complete" at the time it opened on March 30. And: "While the sports commission and the Nationals are expected to enter into arbitration to resolve the issue of substantial completion, the two sides are still negotiating over a number of related issues, including who should pay for certain items such as tarps, wireless networks, and video cameras. The two sides are scheduled to resume talks on August 25."