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the eastern end of Restoration Hardware, which had been left in its (ahem) pre-restoration state longer than the rest of the building, has now also been completed

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sidewalk finally coming along on 20th (though not on Illinois, where it looks like they've temporarily gone backward a bit, pulling out some of the forms they had placed earlier. not in pic)

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Old Posted Aug 31, 2020, 8:09 AM
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20th St is completely torn up at the moment





but we did finally get a new sidewalk along Illinois



Restoration Hardware building



with its rear addition, which now sports a metal upper portion

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20th St

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Restoration Hardware building, in relation to newly-opened Crane Cove Park



and as seen from the latter, showing the status of the addition to the back:



20th St coming along



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20th St turned out quite nice I think





even the little sidewalk section on Illinois looks like it's getting high-quality base for the fencing



and here the work at the back of the Restoration Hardware building continues

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the back of Restoration Hardware, progressing...



and a few more shots of 20th St. it's not too visible in these shots, but the sidewalk on the south side has gotten a little landscaping.

looking west toward Illinois St. one other thing of note is that, originally, the south (left) sidewalk dropped steeply, to below the level of the roadway, beginning about at the corner of the building on the left, so that it ran parallel to the ground floor. they have now split it (note the fence), raising the section closest to the street up to street-level for ease of movement.



there is a fence on the east end closing off the area beyond, but the street makeover does continue at least some ways into that area:



a little sidestreet still awaiting its final treatment. 'Union Iron Works' still painted on the restored building across 20th St here



another shot looking toward Illinois St



I was looking back through the main run-down thread, and back in late 2018, I think, there was an article quoted that said four buildings were getting underway at Pier 70, kind of fast-tracked. I don't think it was referring to the buildings here, my impression was it meant new construction. anyone know if that just evaporated, or if I just misinterpreted? it's kind of hard to see what's going on down there.
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looking west toward Illinois St. one other thing of note is that, originally, the south (left) sidewalk dropped steeply, to below the level of the roadway, beginning about at the corner of the building on the left, so that it ran parallel to the ground floor. they have now split it (note the fence), raising the section closest to the street up to street-level for ease of movement.

actually, that's not quite right: looking at this old pic from 2012, I am reminded that the building was pretty much fenced off on that side, and there was no sidewalk to speak of. the sloping sidewalk I was mentioning was a fairly recent - ultimately interim - addition, probably from when the building was renovated a few years ago.



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there is a fence on the east end closing off the area beyond, but the street makeover does continue at least some ways into that area:

from the same 2012 pic above, I think we can see that some of the buildings there have been demolished as well

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a little sidestreet still awaiting its final treatment. 'Union Iron Works' still painted on the restored building across 20th St here

that entranceway (below where it says 'IRON WORKS') in 2013 before the building renovation:





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another shot looking toward Illinois St



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similar angles from 2013





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What an awesome time capsule, Timbad! Thank you as always
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even the little sidewalk section on Illinois looks like it's getting high-quality base for the fencing

I had already completely forgotten there used to be a charming little annex building on the north side of the Restoration Hardware Building (at the end of the sidewalk). it was still there in June 2011...



in context



and looking back up Illinois from further north. (and yes, that fueling station is also gone. as is the top of the crane on the left, at least for now)

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I really want to see that awesome brick building renovated with the quality it deserves.
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the iron fence is going up around the Restoration Hardware building



a curious feature of this building is the trench that lines the Illinois St side (I forget if it continues through on the 20th St side)



this is what it looked like before the restoration

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a curious feature of this building is the trench that lines the Illinois St side (I forget if it continues through on the 20th St side)
It looks like it there to let light into the bottom windows.
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It looks like it there to let light into the bottom windows.
yes, that must be right. looking again at some other shots, it does look like the trench continues through around the corner, and due to the slope of the street on that side, the 'buried' storey just about reaches sidewalk level by the time you get to the far end of the building.
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It looks like it there to let light into the bottom windows.
Of course. City Hall has the same kind of thing as do many buildings. Seems to me maybe the old Federal Building on McAllister does too.
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... the trench that lines the Illinois St side (I forget if it continues through on the 20th St side)



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a metal structure has now been erected over the trench near the corner, where the concrete base can be seen in the pic above. not sure what that is



the trench on the 20th St side



they're still working on the eastern end of the building



spiffied-up 20th St is still looking good...



... and was open a little further down at its far end than the last time I was there



beyond the current fencing the street doesn't get the fancy cobbles of the accessible portion, but still looks much more civilized than what had been there



from the same spot, looking out toward the Power Plant project site next door





looking back west up 20th



this little side-street off to the north...



... now leads to the extension of 19th St through the Crane Cove Park site





Restoration Hardware from the new street





looking back down the extension from near its intersection with Illinois St





the intersection itself, almost done

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