Posts Tagged ‘construction tours’

Under Construction: The Hill Center Fills Out

There's only five months to go until the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on 10th and Pennsylvania SE is supposed to have its soft opening, and organizers are finally starting to think about how the place might operate when it's all finished.
The model backers are going for is something close to New York [...]

Tenley-Friendship Library, Ready for its Closeup

The march of new library openings continues Monday with the opening of the Tenley-Friendship branch, up on Wisconsin Avenue. After singing the praises of Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper's building blitz last week, I poked my head into the flurry of pre-opening activity, as books went on the shelves and emergency systems got tested.
In many ways, [...]

Artist Space Rising in Brookland

Tucked just off busy Monroe Street NE in Brookland, an artist's paradise is taking shape: The Artspace apartments at Danceplace, where a few dozen lucky creative types will be living and working by this time next year.
The 41-unit project, funded by a combination of federal stimulus money and city and non-profit grants, broke ground in [...]

Construction Tour: Bibliophile’s Palace Coming Together in Georgetown

While the Mt. Pleasant Library is still getting off the ground, DCPL’s other big historic renovation going on right now—the Georgetown Library—is proceeding apace, on track to finish this fall. Last week, Housing Complex took a tour.
The first thing to note about this renovation is that it’s creating a lot more space. The old library, [...]