A source close to towers of ilium has been keeping track of this project for the past two years. Not much has gotten done, and for reasons that are not immediately apparent. Based on the photograph above, work is proceeding aggressively on a complete rebuild of the facade. The lesson to be learned here is this: never underestimate 80 years of water damage. Another lesson is: never underestimate the challenges involved with getting permits for changing the character of Newbury Street.