Last year sometime, several large panels of marble above the second floor of the One Riverfront Plaza building’s Main Street facade fell off or came loose. Without the white marble veneer, the building appeared to have several missing teeth. But today you’d never notice. Several stone panes from the back of the building were recently removed and installed on the Main Street side to restore the complete look of the marble.
It seems marble installed in the mid-20th century in Louisville is throwing a fit nowadays. Marble veneer facades on the Louisville Police headquarters building and a storefront on Muhammad Ali near Third Street are suffering problems with their marble as well. We had pictures of the misbehaving marble, but they seem to have disappeared. We’re not sure what will eventually happen to fill in the back of One Riverfront Plaza, but at least now its best face is forward.