[Slideshow] Restoration Diary: Work Begins on the Historic Facade

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by David Garber

We've been covering the adaptive reuse of the c. 1905 Lionel Lofts building on DC's fast-changing 14th Street NW for about eight months now. And up to this point, most of the construction work has taken place inside the building -- which, aside for a few original brick walls, isn't seeing a lot of restoration. But with the sidewalk scaffolding now in place in front of the building, some actual restoration is finally happening!

Take a look at our slideshow of recent progress below. Not only is the exterior finally moving forward, the interior is also starting to look a little different thanks to brickwork, new steel framing, and installed floor joists.

More information on this development project can be found on the Lionel Lofts website.

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