Monday, December 8, 2008

Bury Building to get Makeover

in March I posted on this building at 2200 MLK, and asked that a reader please restore it to its original grandeur. Well, that is exactly what's happening. Thanks to the help of $1.1 million in TIF financing from the city, developer Four Points LLC will give the building a total back-to-the-future makeover:

then, July 4th circa 1919:

I wish the building next door still had its crown


I will be glad to see this mural go

future, 2009-2010:

drawing not entirely to scale

loving the restored windows and doors

old photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, new ones by DG-rad, and renderings courtesy of Four Points, LLC


Anonymous said...

The lot is 3,000 sq ft. How are they going to fit 11,000 sq ft?

David Garber said...

you must be referring to the 11,000 SF total of retail that the TIF is helping Four Points bring the neighborhood. That will be spread across 4 buildings.

Anonymous said...

Great job David!

Anonymous said...

I agree, it would be really cool if the crown was still on the neighboring building. I'm excited to see the finished project! Never realized how nice Anacostia was in the 20s.

Anonymous said...

That mural that you're glad to see go is actually the product of a really great community partnership when I was a child, growing up in Anacostia. It would be great if it could be retouched, or if another community youth-based mural could go up in its place.

Anonymous said...

BRING IT ON!! IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE! (Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have—and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.)

Chris Loos said...

Nice. BTW, no need to say that the perspective drawing is not to scale. Unlike a section or plan drawing, a perspective can never be to scale, as objects in the distance appear smaller than same-sized objects in the foreground.

Sorry to nitpick, just spent a semester in a couple landscape architecture courses :)

Anonymous said...

Good idea, the Bury Building will be returned to its glory, can the mural be moved but not obliterated?