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Rooftop Cabins – What were you guys thinking?

The Rooftop Cabins, perched atop the historic El Moore building, may be the most creative and controversial element of our renovation project.  In Episode 1 of our podcast collection, “Stories of the El Moore,” we explain the series of decisions that led to the current design of the Rooftop Cabins, even how they got their name.  We cover all this from a triple bottom-line viewpoint…that is, addressing economic, community and environmental needs.  We are continually trying to find the innovative balance between all of them.   Take a listen, let us know what you think.

 

A view of the new doorwalls from inside the rooftop cabins.
A view of the new doorwalls from inside the rooftop cabins. (July 14, 2014 photo)

 

The cabins' metal siding is in place.
The cabins’ metal siding is in place. (August 11, 2014 photo)

 

Extension between elevator tower and rooftop cabins.
Extension between elevator tower and rooftop cabins. (Sept. 1, 2014 photo)

 

Floorboards ready to be laid in rooftop cabin
Floorboards ready to be laid in rooftop cabin. (November 3, 2014 photo)

 

View northeast
The view from the cabins – northeast.

 

View southeast
The view from the cabins – southeast.

 

View south
The view from the cabins – south.