Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Elephants


The Cairo Apartment Building was built in 1894 on Q Street near 16th street NW. It was one of the tallest privately owned structures at the time at 160 feet. The uproar over its construction led to the adopted height limit that is now in place in DC. It was remodeled from 73-76 and turned into condos. These elephants are one of the many intricate carvings I will show you over time!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anne said...

Wow 160 feet by 1894 really is tall! These elephants are cute though...were they part of the original structure or were they just added later?

12:44 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I like the elephants. I love it when buildings have interesting details like that.

7:29 AM  

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