Friday, February 5, 2010
We've been watching the construction of the W Hotel for a year and a half. It was a hole in the ground. Our friend Jackie caught the crane poking ominously toward her AMLI apartment. She also took a very amusing picture of construction workers beating the heat there, too, and also one revealing the work of pouring columns. At one time it took fog to block our view of the top of the Austonian, but now the shorter but closer W does the job. We think all the extra steel you see now means the building is at or near the top floor. Hopefully this building will open at some point in 2010 or early 2011 and create new sparks on Second Street.