Smaller than most of the developments posted here but does anyone have any idea what in the world is going on with the McIllhenny Mansion? I remember it was reported that Bart Blatstein had purchased the mansion and was demolishing the 20th century rotunda to build a 4 story addition to match the original mansion. I assumed that meant that the original 1850s mansion would be preserved.
I walked by today however and.... well i can't even really describe what is going on there. Luckily I have a picture, although it is sideways.
It's hard to see but this steel structure is actually protruding out of the windows. Is it possible that all of this is a temporary structure to secure the building? If so that seems fascinating. I just hope the original facade isn't altered in any way, I always loved this building.