The ground floor also features metal windows, probably steel, an indication of the modernity of this building. Indeed the entire structure is probably of steel.
It is of some concern that the scaffolding has just come down yet already there's rust appearing through the new paint on some of these frames.
The wonderfully expressive main entrance.
Otherwise, the building is completely gutted interior-wise - it appears nothing of substance had survived before the renovation got underway. Chic plaster slab ceilings and walls now predominate. Indeed given the building's original purpose, it's likely it was a pretty sparse fitout to begin with.
The new tongue-in-cheek rear.
A few public domain works wouldn't go amiss.
The glazed corner insert to the side elevation, while perfectly valid, is poorly detailed.
It also compares unfavourably with the texture elsewhere here.
Alas I've no pictures of the building before it was cleaned, but the difference is startling. I've heard a couple of people commenting on it, having never noticed it before. It catches the morning sun very well.