On March 16, Gossips did a post about 501 Union Street, the "Apartments of Distinction," prompted by some photographs a reader provided showing lights on in the building at night.
501 Union has recently had a massive re-building of the basement and foundations in preparation for its restoration into an apartment building. New steel columns will replace the original wood ones which had been removed or altered throughout this fine old building.
Today, a different reader sent me this photograph, showing activity at the building.
This time, I decided to ask Chatham what was happening instead of waiting for him to provide the information in a comment. Here's what he told me:
A few weeks ago I told you that there was a new foundation and footing system to carry a new steel column structure. That looks like shoring that will be used to hold the floors in place while the new structure goes in.
The plan for the building, which has been filed with the Code Enforcement Office, is for nine apartments, presumably three on each of the three upper floors, with commercial space on the ground floor.
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