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Foundry Lofts Nearly Finished,
January 25, 2012
Another look inside the Foundry Lofts
at the Yards
, a 1918 industrial building on its way close to completing its makeover into a 170-unit apartment building. Now 65 percent leased and 40 percent occupied, the building is expected to hit 100 percent construction completion soon. See the official Foundry Lofts web site
for more information about units, amenities, and leasing. For more about these photos and this project, see the accompanying blog post
and my November 1 Photo Gallery
, which has additional photos of the model units.
Setting the stage, in case you're not sure which building we're talking about. This is the view from 3rd and Tingey.
(And let's remember what the building looked like before it got its makeover, seen here in five years ago in a wide-angle lens view from the same angle as above, which also highlights the old Building 160 sign.)
A wider shot showing the building's eastern side (and its new-construction penthouse level), taken from 4th and Tingey. (And while I don't begrudge a new resident moving in, get that dang United truck out of my picture!)
The lobby's seating area, with windows looking out on Tingey Street and the Boilermaker Shops
An old cannon unearthed during the building's renovation, now on display in the lobby.
Reverse view of the lobby, looking toward the entrance. You can see the original brick surrounding the doors, as well as one of the many large concrete pillars that are seen throughout most of the building. And the cannon.
The yoga platform in the interior courtyard.
A seating area in the courtyard, along with a fun purple solution to camouflaging the vents from the garage.
Another courtyard seating area, near the fire pit, looking up at the yoga platform and its staircase.
Reversing to look down at the seating area from the yoga platform.
The community room, with some festive bean bag chairs at right. (I didn't try one out, because I didn't see a crane anywhere close by.)
The view of the courtyard from the community room, which has the obligatory foosball and pool tables.
Another look at the community room, with the fitness center entrance at right.
The first-floor interior of the penthouse on the building's northwest corner. Eagle-eyed viewers can see the huge Ryan Zimmerman photo on the back of the Nationals Park scoreboard at right. (For more photos of the views from this penthouse, see my November gallery
Coming down the penthouse staircase, with a lovely view west along Tingey Street.
The row of penthouse patios on the building's west side. with the Yards Park
and the Douglass Bridge just behind.
Standing on the wraparound patio of the northwest penthouse, checking out the unit's floor-to-ceiling windows as well as the view of Nationals Park
Sneaking a peek at the Boilermaker Shops
construction. (Almost impossible to tell, but this is a collage of two photos.)
Penthouse level hallway. To the left are the windows that look onto the interior courtyard.
Another view of the courtyard, from above.
The main room of an empty two-bedroom unit, with panoramic views of the US Department of Transportation headquarters (hard to make out in this shot, but they're there, honest).
I didn't take photos in the model units this time, so see my November gallery
for pictures like this one and many more.
Spiffy light fixtures and design in the leasing office that has now opened in the building itself.
Looking down the building's western exterior, showing the small courtyards that many ground-floor units have. The first set of windows and doors is where Potbelly Sandwich Works is now under construction, expected to open within the next few months.