Another original Broadway facade is back in action--last week, workers took down scaffolding and tarps to reveal the restored 1911 facade at Broadway and Fourth Street, on a building once known as the Zobel. The facade was stuccoed over in the '50s, but from the early '90s until very recently it was also covered with the giant "Calle de la Eternidad" mural (above left), according to the Downtown News. Architect/owner David Gray is restoring the building and converting it into offices; he'll add a sixth floor and a groundfloor bar. He worked with the city to preserve the mural and will have it reproduced on the building's south wall.
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