Demolition of Ledo shell underway

The demolition of the “Ledo” shell at 433 Massachusetts Ave NW is currently underway. I’ll try to snap a photo tonight.

2008 photo of 433 Mass Ave NW - aka Ledo building

If you’re unfamiliar with the history of this property visit the chronology posting on the Ledo building.

Hat Tip: Thais

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    Shipsa01 says

    I still like what Bill McLeod (Executive Director of the Mt. Vernon Triangle CID) proposed: a bar/restauranter should have bought it and turned it into “The Holdout Tavern.”

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    FourthandEye says

    Seems like a very slow demolition. Front of structure is still fully intact days later.

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    MVTer says

    I asked the workers if they were taking the entire structure and they confirmed that was the case. It looks like they have removed most of the back part of the structure at this point. Maybe they need to get rid of the interior before they can demolish the walls without damaging the neighboring buildings.

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    Does anyone have any idea of what is going in there or what the plan is to use the space? A dog park? Just open space? A new building for a restaurant or store? An extension for more condos?

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    Caroline Armijo says

    This is the perfect place for an enclosed playground since there are already three walls. There are lots of small babies and toddlers in the area without any enclosed outdoor space to play in. Some places even put in temporary parks, which would work for me.

    I would love to learn more about what is happening with this space.

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    Thais says

    I was just interviewed by Fox 5 while walking my dog. Apparently, a high end restaurant just bought the property. I think they said it was the same folks as Brasserie Beck (but I may not remember correctly). They are going with a high end design but have not decided whether they are going to get rid of the facade or not. I personally think the facade does not work between those two buildings and should go in exchange for something that works better.