Some heavy machinery in action on a finally-sunny Friday on the Hill. The chainsaws are flying on E Roy as the city works to trim the 80-foot elm tree that keeps Joe Bar and the Loveless building company. Patrons enjoyed the free show and were cautioned by several signs warning “WORKERS ABOVE.”
We’ll have more pictures from the big trim soon. Update: More pictures from the trim by Suzi:
Out on Broadway, the real-life Tonka toys were hard at work tearing down the buildings in the lots that will soon make room for the start of construction on the 230 Broadway project. And, yes, while the project is truly located at 230 Broadway *E*, who are we to mess with marketing, right?
The first building to go was the most charming of the bunch — this rubble pile used to be the converted 1901 house that, most recently, was home to the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. The house’s exterior will be missed — its inside, trust me, after years of office use, was no great loss.
Earlier this week, we brought everybody up to speed on the project and shared word of a community meeting later this month to discuss construction issues.