Renovations of the historic National Bank Building in Lexington for a 21c Museum Hotel are proceeding inside and out.
The 100-year-old building, designed by McKim, Mead & White, is to become an 88-room hotel with more than 7,000 square feet of exhibition space for art.
To accommodate a crane working on the $43 million project, North Upper Street between West Short and West Main streets will continue to be closed through Dec. 5.
Construction on the boutique hotel, the fifth in the chain owned by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, began in June and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
Meanwhile, 21c is renovating a building in downtown Durham, N.C., that will open in early 2015 and is developing plans for hotels in Oklahoma City; Kansas City, Mo.; and Nashville. Existing 21c hotels are in Louisville, Cincinnati and Bentonville, Ark.