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Un-exposing Brick?

By Dave Bullock
Published: Friday, June 08, 2007, at 01:13PM

Last weekend I got a chance to tour the 810 South Spring Street building along with a couple of other buildings that are under conversion. Of course I took photos of what I saw, but one thing in particular really stood out about the 810 South Spring Street building. If you take a look at the photo above, you'll notice that they're framing over the exposed brick and closing in the high ceilings.

I've always enjoyed the look of exposed brick, especially in a historical loft conversion. It seems to me that covering up the brick and closing in the ceiling goes against the whole converted loft feel that people are looking for in Downtown these days, even if some of the units will be conventional apartments. Maybe I'm just young and naïve.

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