Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Donald Trump’s Luxury Hotel Officially Breaks Ground

Heaped with praise from city and federal officials, Donald Trump officially broke ground this morning on his $200 million project to convert the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW into a luxury hotel.
"I promise you, this will be a great not only hotel, but economic development project," Trump proclaimed at the ceremony.
"Today, we're shovel-ready," [...]

Old Post Office Renovation Will Close Clock Tower for Two Years

The clock tower and observation deck at the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue will close next week for two years as Donald Trump's organization begins its renovation of the 1889 building into a $200 million luxury hotel.
At 315 feet, the clock tower is the third-tallest structure in the District. Its observation deck, 270 feet off [...]

Head of Feds’ Public Buildings Steps Down

Dorothy Robyn, who oversees the federal government's buildings as the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Services, will step down in March amid a difficult budget environment, the agency announced this morning.
The GSA's image has certainly improved since the fallout of the revelations of a lavish Las Vegas party in 2010, but the agency [...]

Trump Reportedly Interested in Redeveloping FBI Building

D.C., say hello to Donald Trump. He just might be sticking around a while.
Fresh off his unveiling of plans for a downtown luxury hotel in the Old Post Office building, Trump tells the Washington Post he may be interested in redeveloping another historic property on Pennsylvania Avenue NW: the J. Edgar Hoover Building.
The FBI is looking to leave [...]

Donald Trump Takes a Fawning D.C. by Storm

Break out the politicos, the superlatives, and the Apprentice jokes: Donald Trump is in town.
The real estate magnate, TV personality, and near-presidential candidate stopped by the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue this morning to present his plans to convert the 1899 building into a $200 million luxury hotel. Mayor Vince Gray, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, and half the [...]

Trumps Finalize Deal for Old Post Office Hotel

The transformation of the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW into a luxury hotel took a big step forward today with an announcement from the General Services Administration that it's reached a deal with Donald and Ivanka Trump.
According to a press release from GSA, the agreement cements a 60-year lease for the Trumps [...]

D.C., Land of Celebrity Hoteliers?

D.C. already has its share of celebrity chefs. Are we now on the road to celebrity hoteliers?
First there was Donald Trump, who's turning the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW into a luxury hotel. Now, reports Bisnow in its real estate newsletter, Sir Richard Branson is looking to get in on the action.
According [...]

Trumptastic! The Donald Wins the Old Post Office

Holy shit. Looks like this Thursday's hearing might've lit a fire under the General Services Administration's butt, and they went ahead and awarded the Old Post Office to the Trump Organization.
It's a win for the guy who last renovated the place, Arthur Cotton Moore, who consulted for the Trumps on their bid. The tipster who [...]

Going Postal

Around 10 every morning, while custodians in face masks polish the railings inside the Old Post Office Pavilion with white cloths, Lilia Tuvilla takes a green covering off her kiosk on the mezzanine level of the cavernous building, puts the racks of inexpensive jewelry in order, and waits for vacationers in sandals and fanny packs [...]

Top Blog Posts of the Past Week

(1) Justice Souter’s Southwest D.C Home: About as Solitary as You Can Get Here
(2)D.C. United Fans Taking to the Streets on Saturday!

(3)Student Housing, the Newest D.C. Real Estate Boom?
(4)D.C. Council Gives $1 Million to Shaw Giant Development
(5) Does Fenty Just Get to Demolish Buildings Willy-Nilly?
(6)The Washington D.C.-Area’s Best “Towns to Live Well In”
(7) Trump Closes [...]