Sunday, December 30, 2007
Collapse @Jimmy's Tire
Help, I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up: Jimmy's Tire in happier days.
A small wall collapsed at Jimmy's Tire, 1215 K Street, late afternoon yesterday. Construction crews working on the condos at Capitol Hill Oasis had been excavating behind the building. The collapse, along with fears of a possible gas leak, attracted a large number of emergency vehicles, and a television crew from Channel 4. The Mayor may have also made an appearance as things were wrapping up. Speculation has it that the situation may result in some fines for the builder, particularly because they are rumored to have unearthed an old heating oil tank in the past few days, and it isn't clear if the proper authorities were notified. But that is rumor only, and I can't vouch for a bit of it. In unrelated news, the developer behind the Capitol Hill Oasis project is also rumored to have made past inquiries into purchasing Jimmy's Tire, so this must be a somewhat awkward moment.
Demolition of one of the buildings that preceded the townhomes.
The beginning phases of the pre-fab townhomes.
These photos all show the townhomes, which are located next to Jimmy's Tire. The condos will be located behind Jimmy's Tire and behind the townhomes. Which means that the will basically be right off the alley. The townhomes and the condos share a common developer.
Even the Haz-Mat team was on site yesterday. The street was closed off for quite a while.