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Old Post Office Tower - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.664 W 077° 01.666
18S E 324143 N 4307012
Quick Description: The Old Post Office Building in downtown Washington offers incredible views of the nation's capitol.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2018 2:45:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ4H5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The Old Post Office, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Old Post Office and Clock Tower and located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., was begun in 1892, completed in 1899, and is a contributing property to the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site.[1] It was used as the city's main General Post Office until 1914 at the beginning of World War I, succeeding an earlier 1839 edifice, G.P.O. of Classical Revival style, expanded in 1866 on F Street, which later was turned over to the Tariff Commission and several other agencies (today, the Hotel Monaco). The Pennsylvania Avenue 1899 landmark structure functioned primarily as an federal office building afterward, and was nearly torn down during the construction of the surrounding Federal Triangle complex in the 1920s. It was again threatened and nearly demolished in the 1970s to make way for proposals for the completion of the enveloping Federal Triangle complex of similar Beaux Arts styled architecture government offices, first begun in the 1920s and 30s.

Major renovations occurred in 1976 and 1983. The 1983 renovation opened a whole new chapter in the structure's history and use, added a food court and retail space that together with the building's central atrium with an added roof skylight acquired the name of "Old Post Office Pavilion". A glass-walled addition on a former adjacent parking lot was added to the structure in 1991.

In 2013, the U.S. General Services Administration leased the property for 60 years to a consortium headed by "DJT Holdings LLC", a holding company that Donald Trump owns through a revocable trust.[2] Trump developed the property into a luxury hotel, the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., which opened in September 2016.[3][4]

The building is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque, part of the Romanesque Revival architecture of the nineteenth century United States. It is the third-tallest building in the national capital of Washington, D.C. Its 315-foot (96 m) high Clock Tower houses the "Bells of Congress" and offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings on an observation level."
Park Name: Old Post Office Tower

Historic/Cultural Park: yes

Natural Park: no

Recreation Area: no

Wildlife Refuge: no

Other Park Type not listed above:
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Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Major Park Feature

Fees in Local Currency: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2018 To: 12/31/2018

Hiking: no

Camping: no

Bicycling: no

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Swimming: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Boating: no

Rock Climbing: no

Fishing: no

Other Activities:
Tourism


Other Type Detail: Not listed

Hours available: Not listed

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