Trump to Redevelop Old Post Office

GSA says Trump will preserve historic features

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012  |  Updated 10:04 PM EDT
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Trump to Redevelop Old Post Office

Tom Sherwood, NBCWashington.com

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Donald Trump will convert a historic building on Pennsylvania Avenue into a 250-room luxury hotel.

The federal government announced Tuesday that the Trump Organization has been selected to redevelop the Old Post Office Pavilion.

The Old Post Office was completed in 1899 to house the U.S. Post Office headquarters and the city's post office. It boasts a 315-foot clock tower that's the second-tallest structure in the nation's capital, after the Washington Monument.

The General Services Administration began soliciting proposals to redevelop the property after declaring it underutilized. It houses a food court and shops that cater largely to tourists.

The GSA said Trump will preserve the building's historic features while converting it into a hotel with restaurants, a spa and conference facilities.

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