Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Old Post Office Pavilion

Peter and I went to walk around the Old Post Office Pavilion last weekend; I wanted to see it again before they close it. For those who don't live in DC, there's no reason you would know this, but the building is getting ready to close to undergo construction. The GSA made a deal with Donald Trump last year to turn it into a luxury hotel. Needless to say, no one in DC is really thrilled about that. It could end up being really nice, but if Trump's other hotels are any indication, the designers will cram it full of crystal chandeliers, cheesy colored marble slabs, and regency furniture...none of which is fitting with the character of the building. Personally, I think everything he becomes involved with ends up looking pretty tacky. So anyway, here's one last look...

Don't you think it's cute? I really hope all of its charm is not lost in the process of renovation. All of the vendors and shops have closed up, and it's sort of like a ghost town at the moment. There are a few more photos on my instagram, if you'd like to see.


  1. It is wonderful, love the architectural details, I too hope that this charm stays in the renovation:)

  2. It's gorgeous just the way it is, I hope there won't be too many changes.

  3. Wow. That is a beautiful building. You know I love architecture and historic buildings, and this is definitely a beauty. I may not be around D.C., but I'm not happy to hear that Trump's enterprise is taking it over, too. Whenever we go to Chicago, Ty glares at the Trump Tower, which doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the architecture of the city. There are modern buildings in Chicago, true, but so much of the city is Art Deco and Gothic architecture. The Trump Tower's layered, bluish, shiny, glass exterior doesn't quite mesh. Anyway, I hope that the character and soul of this building is left intact, at least to some extent. There's no reason why it needs to be completely gutted. (But at least it's not being demolished?)