Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Facade

Scafolding started turning up outside the building where I live. It seems that after about 3 years, they (we?) managed to get the cash to renovate the facade.

It's a great building, not too fancy but not too plain either. It's a corner building and a few years ago the building "committee" managed to scrape together enough money from the maintenance payments to do up one side of the building but not the other. 

 The plan was that the side facing the side street would be repaired while the one facing the main road wouldn't. The sneaky strategy was that if the governement was going to give a grant for the work then it would be more likely to do so if the crumbly side were more obvious and potentially embarrassing (and dangerous).

3 years is a fair time. Not sure if we got the grant or the maintenance payments now cover it but it's happening. Slowly. Saw a note next to the lift saying that it'll take about three months. I thought they'd be done in a few weeks but seeing as it's taken them 2 days to put scaffolding up to just the first floor, maybe they're being realistic.

One shiny new building coming soon.

3 Comments:

At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Karen said...

Oh Timbo you optimist... a few weeks?? Not in my experience.

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Timbo said...

I like to look on the bright side. That being, as we face the courtyard, at least we won't be woken up by sweaty masons working outside our bedroom window. Or at least, I hope not.

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Karen said...

Mainly because they won't start work before 10am, though.

 

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