When Alexandria Real Estate announced its agreement in September to buy the city-owned Mercer Mega Block for $143.5 million, the architects for the three main building on those nearly 3 acres were not announced. There were renderings for two office towers on the larger east portion, and for the apartment tower to the west at 615 Dexter Ave. N.
Two years ago, Rise Properties Trust paid about $26.8 million for 102-unit apartment complex at 1130 N. 115th St. It soon changed the name from CityWalk to Haller Post; those three buildings are just east of Aurora Avenue North and south of Home Depot.
Director Marielle Heller frames “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh.
Walking into a Broadway theater at show time is something special — the electricity, the excited murmurs, the shared anticipation. But, it turns out, walking into an empty Broadway theater can be just as fun.