REPOST from today's print edition:
The fourth and final phase of the 17-years-and-counting exterior renovation of City Hall has begun.
The exterior perimeter walls of the 1.2 million-square-foot goliath have been scrubbed clean and renovated. All that remains is the courtyard, a $12 million job slated to last two years.
Last week, the courtyard - which serves as a major pedestrian thoroughfare - was blocked to traffic as laborers prepped for the renovation.