Saturday, February 27, 2010

I see Daylight

So I had a pretty sweet lunch break last Wednesday. I finally made it to the new Steamboat Sandwiches on Market Square. I had been to the one on Central a few times so already knew I was going to like the food. It was strange to be in Steamboat without having that divey, hole-in-the-wall kind of feel that it used to have. The space in Market Square is squeaky clean compared to their former location, which I feel can only be a step up for a restaurant.

Yay, Steamboat!

After lunch, I had the pleasure of going on a tour of the currently-being-restored Daylight Building, located on Union in between Walnut and Locust, where David Dewhirst showed us all the ins-and-outs of the space. The site was bustling with workers who plan on completion in August of this year. Rent for apartments will range from $595 to about $1300. There are several different floor plans for each space. The basement level, or what David called "The Garden Level" will have "shotgun" apartments, the main level will be commercial space out front and residential in back, and the second floor will all be residential.

Above: They are working to restore the stain glass that delicately hangs from the awning out front.

Above: A view from inside, looking out of what will be a future retail space.

The above and below photo are of the same apartment. This space is located on the back of the main street level. Below show the framework of where a bedroom, bathroom, and loft space will be.

Below: In true Dewhirst fashion, he will keep and create unique architectural elements in each space. This archway will be cleaned up a little more, but will retain the same feel as it does currently.

Below: If I were richer, this is the apartment I would want. A two bedroom apartment looking out over Walnut and Union, with windows as far as the eye can see. The crem de la crem. Two apartments have already been leased and this is one of them.

Above: David explains how they will sound proof the walls and keep some of the wooden rafters exposed.

Below: One of the ginormous doors on the Garden Level. They will refurbish these doors and reuse them. Go historic preservation!

And Below: At the top of the stairs on the Second floor, a precious view of our Headquarters. "Hey peeping Sunsphere!"

And for those wanting to know more about Urban Outfitters; We asked David and his answer was basically it's too soon to tell. That's what I thought.


Robert said...

Good work Nancy Drew!

ck said...

I was driving east on the interstate back into downtown and the Sunsphere peeked out at me from behind the AT&T building. For the tallest structure in town it sure hides a lot.

The Modern Gal said...

I'm glad to see Steamboat's wall of photos made the move too.

Athomp said...

I love steamboat! I eat it about 4 times a week mmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

B, I love that last photo with the sunsphere in it. I love how the window looks. I think it would be great to crop it above the stop sign and frame it.