In case you're curious, construction across the street consists of: a 25+ story condo building, a ginormous parking garage (right across from me!), a huge mess of machinery and equipment sitting on a patch of land that will soon be cleared to become a high-rise office building, and a 29 story/400+ unit luxury apartment and condo complex (that's the building on the left of the photo). That's what I look at every morning. That's what I hear every morning.
Now on my side of the street, there's not a lot of room left for building. But there's just enough. Three tenement houses are being torn down to make way for another high-rise apartment building. And at the far righ end of the block, and triangular parking lot will soon become - wait for it! - yet another luxury condo or faux-loft building.
The small tenement building I'm in is situated between the parking garage of an apartment building directly behind us, and the back entrance to yet another apartment building. I don't see us being kicked out anytime soon, but it'll happen. I figure I've got about five more years here before the landlord decides to sell to someone who thinks they can build a high-rise condo consisting of 350-square-foot studios that sell for $800,000 apiece. That's fine - it's enough time to save up my money for the next move. I'll need five years to box up all my books, anyway.
Have a nice weekend, everyone.