When following a development, the “firsts” of that project are always exciting whether it be a new tower crane, the first level of concrete poured, the first pane of glass, or the last piece to top out the structure. Over the weekend I noticed a “first” with The Douglas over on Park Avenue West and Walnut Street: new brick!

Just like One City Block, The Douglas’ facade is going to be entirely brick. I also noticed once again that this development is contributing greatly to the Walnut/Market street wall.

Here is a little refresher of what the brick facade will look like when complete. The different colored sections of brick break up the facade making it seem less giant and monotonous given it’s one structure on an entire city block.

We are getting spoiled with a lot of brick on some of these lower scale developments which is never a bad thing! These buildings will last because of the higher quality materials being used all while adding great character to the neighborhood they sit in. There is a lot of work to get done with this project as they are expecting to open this summer, so we should see this wrapping up very quickly.