Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Uptown Broadway Building Rehab on Track?

Update : Workers were seen leaving the basement of the Uptown Broadway Building today and work seems to have resumed. Good news.

Just south of the Riviera Building is the famed Uptown Broadway Building. It was purchased by Thaddeus Wong, co owner of the @properties real estate firm, and up until several months ago appeared to be going full steam. Since then, not much activity has been seen on the site, much like the nearby Riviera Building.

Uptown Update recently emailed 48th Ward alderman Mary Ann Smith who assured us that the project is on track. We hope to hear the pitter-patter of hammers in the building soon. No definitive word yet on retail although a club is rumored for the large basement portion of the building.


  1. I don't have much of a chance to walk by during the day, but I have noticed in recent weeks that they've installed the glass windows on the upper floors and replaced the missing terra cotta urns on the roof, as well as completed some interior work. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. It will be a nice addition to the historic district.

  2. Just seeing the glass blocks removed was a great thing. The windows look like night and day. It would be great if the suit shop next door could be rehabbed as well. The terra-cotta on that building is amazing also. Lets hope the workers return and get this building finished and open for the residents!