A look inside Douglas Development’s work to reshape a D.C. icon

The Uline Arena’s days hosting inaugural balls, rock concerts, circuses and sporting events are long gone, but a new chapter is now being written inside the cavernous structure by Third and M streets NE less than a block from the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro station.

Construction is well underway at what was formally known as the M.J. Uline Ice Company and Arena, which is now enclosed by construction fences. By day, it serves as a hive for dump trucks and work crews gutting the interior of one of the most storied venues in local and national history.

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