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Fool Me Once...

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at 05:50PM
Equipment at 717 9th Eric Richardson [Flickr]

This morning I saw a post on the SkyscraperPage forums saying that construction equipment was on-site at Richard Meruelo's 717 W. 9th St property and implying that work on his project there was set to begin.

After having passed by there this afternoon, though, I'm much more inclined to say that either Concerto or Market Lofts just needed to use the site for some equipment staging.

I've gotten burned before by making the leap about impending construction. Here, though, it just wouldn't make sense for the first work on a site to be the assembly of some big steel structure. Obviously I'd be glad to be wrong...

Update (Wednesday): I took another trip by the site just now and they've brought in more equipment. I'm going to officially change my vote to: yes, they are breaking ground.


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