Since the last post about Excelsior Hotel in April, which found its notice of closure for renovation, the intensive work is expending from interior to exterior. Bricks and cement walls are torn down and piled up like rocks at ground floor. Old windows removed and replaced with new frame. Painting work is aggressively carried out even under the burning hot sun. Anyway I find the new exterior colour is going too dark. If the entire hotel building painted into this colour, it will appear as a giant grey block in the city. Well, it's hard to judge at this stage. The end result can be marvellous.