Wednesday, November 18, 2009
PI Update: Demolition Begins
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It didn't take long for demolition to begin after the fences were installed yesterday. I was out on the island this evening and took these shots. Above we see the demolition of the former PI Live DJ booth atop Sosa Cigars. Island sources told me the entire light bridge and towers are coming down. Sources also say that Sosa is not going to have to close or move elsewhere during construction. Also, contrary to rumors, they are not getting an upstairs smokers patio but instead will have a ground-level patio with tables and chairs wrapping around their building.
Meanwhile work also began today on the demolition of the stairs/fire escape outside Mannequins. They've started with the canopy on the forward stairs that led to the 2nd Floor. Presumably, once done they will move to the rear stairs that led to the 3rd Floor.