For months now, I've been dreading this part of 2007, when so many projects would be underway--and it turns out I was right to be worried. Goodness gracious, tons and tons of photos were needed to keep to my perfectionist mandate, but at last I've gotten them up on the site, even though it's pretty much taken a week to get every shot I wanted. For your perusing pleasure:
*The Stadium Exterior Construction Gallery
is more updated than it's been in nearly three months, though N Street was unavailable to me this weekend thanks to lots of digging going on. The photos on that page, as well as on the expanded galleries of views along Potomac Avenue
, South Capitol
, and from the ballpark's viewing platform at First and Potomac
show not only the progress on the stadium but also on the streetscape improvements. Sidewalks, curbs, and streetlamps continue to be installed--and the stoplights along South Capitol
are gearing up as well (it looks like the P Street light that's now flashing yellow is going to get turned on pretty soon).
* 70 I Street
are just about topped out, while their siblings 100 I and 100 M
aren't far behind. In fact, progress at 70 I is outpacing me so much that within the five days since I took photos of its western side, the bricking of that wall has begun, and is already reaching the second floor in some spots. There's some nice long-distance shots of these projects, from the freeway
and the ballpark
, highlighting how much the skyline has changed in just a few short weeks.
's three-story-deep hole is now getting a concrete floor, which means vertical construction is starting before long. (The crane arrived within the past few days.) And Monument's 55 M Street office building
(where the Navy Yard Metro west entrance is being expanded) is poking up above street level, with the first concrete pillars poured along M Street. And it's been hard to get any photos of the work at The Yards
, but I finally snagged a few
from up on high.
* Plus there's the shots from the top of 20 M Street
this morning, including a few panoramic views across Southwest.
If you don't want to plow through all those links above, you can see all the new photos on one page
, though it's just a touch overwhelming. (Yes, even I know it's overwhelming.) But the project links above (and their expanded archives
) are really worth it, because the scope of the changes is now so amazing. So click on a
or two to watch the progression.
And now I will rest myself and my camera for a while. Hope you enjoy the photos.