Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scaffolding at the Arts & Industries Building

The Arts & Industries Building is my favorite building on the Mall. I love its flamboyant Victorian colors, and I've been sorry to see it empty for so long. I understand closing the building, as it was unsafe, but I've been hoping for quite a while that money could be found to repair it and open it to the public again. I've often walked past it and seen a sign indicating that it was under construction, but never saw any evidence of said construction.

Now, it is covered in scaffolding, and a tower crane is visible behind the building. See this article for more information: We've got another 21 months before construction is complete, and now I can only hope someone's working on what to put in the building when it's ready.

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