After beating the clock and getting the OK to add a rooftop addition to 315 E. 10th St. in the East 10th Street Historic District*, workers quickly dismantled the building's chimney, as nearby resident Jose Garcia noted.
And this is only the beginning as workers continue to convert the circa-1847 building from nonprofit to residential use.
Jose shared this with us last night:
so today was the first really bad day. up until now they've just been demolishing the chimneys. today they started drilling into the walls between the two buildings. now there is dust and concrete chipping off into our living rooms as the walls they are drilling (through?) are just a thin wall of very old bricks. this is going to be a long, long winter. when they start to seriously add another floor i predict our entire building will fall down.
Speaking of walls ... these came into the Garcia apartment during renovations this morning around 8...
Previously on EV Grieve:
A bid to protect the integrity of 315 E. 10th St.
Landmarks Preservation Commission expedites hearing on East 10th Street Historic District
Workers quickly start dismantling roof of historic 315 E. 10th St.