trueicon wrote:Aside from the pictures posted earlier in this thread of work done on their deck, there still isn't any evidence that anything is going on inside the building besides posting concept art to Facebook. It's been almost a year since 1401 Elm has been owned by Drever. Rebar still hangs off the building and windows are still boarded up with plywood. I want this project to succeed, just like everyone else does, but I'm worried that they bit off way more than they could chew.
I live across the street from the South face of the building, and work across the street from the West face. There is definitely progress inside. Over the past several months I have watched as they relocated an entire elevator shaft and started framing interior walls. 12 floors of the building are lit up nearly every night with people working inside. I'm no construction expert, but there are ladders, materials, and tools visible on many floors of the building. The windows on the East facing retail side have been cleaned, and what appears to be an old loading dock on the North (the DART platform side) is being rebuilt in some way.
With all that said, the news of the request for a delay is disappointing.