It’s hard to believe considering how long suffering the Alverne Building was, that I was able to stand on the top floor recently and deliver a lecture. It’s now renovated into some interesting apartments, including some two-story ones, and the problem with the building having some small windows that couldn’t be altered in order to obtain historic tax credits was resolved. I snapped these photos out the windows; the two above and below are to the west.
Below is to the east, towards the Syndicate Trust Building.
Here’s an interesting view of the stairway tower of the building.
Looking down into the lightwell of the former hotel, we can see how the method of construction, hidden from the façade, and how balconies now punctuate the exterior.