Today the saga of the Capper/Carrollsburg
residential demolition neared its end, as the last building at 2nd and L (which stood partially demolished for most of December) was finally brought down, and one of the four buildings on the final block (bounded by 2nd, 3rd, K, and I) came down; a good portion of one of the other builidings was stripped away as well. I took a few photos
of the changed landscape, even though it was an ugly day for pictures. Apparently sometime in January the demolition team will then move to 5th and K to demolish the old community center
, at which point the only remnant of the entire 51-building old Capper/Carrollsburg will be Old Capper Seniors
at 7th and M, which will itself be demolished once its residents are moved to Capper Seniors #1
. (The city is eyeing that lot for possible baseball parking, even though it's eight blocks from the stadium
, so I'm betting Old Capper Seniors will be gone by April 2008.) And then the wait will begin for the construction of the new Capitol Quarter
townhomes (most likely to begin in Spring 2007) and the announcement of when any of the planned apartment buildings for the stretch between 2nd and 3rd will begin to move forward.