The big machines are out this week at the site of our Carpenter Hotel. Pier drilling has started, and these augers are boring out 36″ wide, 60′ deep holes that will soon be filled with steel and concrete. The Carpenter will feature a new four-story hotel, as well as a restaurant complex in an adjacent 1940’s-era Carpenter’s Union hall that is being renovated. The new architecture has been designed to complement the utilitarian but elegant character of the original building. We’re looking forward to seeing it take shape!