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New Plans for Old Post Office Pavillion

September 11, 2013

Real estate developer Donald Trump and his organization have unveiled plans to redevelop the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue into a luxury, 270-room Trump International Hotel. It would amount to a $200 million redevelopment.

This is a roundup of some of the most notable provided numbers:

• 2: The number of times the Old Post Office was marked for demolition. It was saved the first time because of the Great Depression and a lack of funds for the project.

• 100: The amount of tax revenue, in millions, the proposed hotel will generate for the District over a 10-year period.

• 700: The number of construction jobs to be created by the project over a period of 18 months.

• 300: The number of permanent jobs to be created.

• 9: The height, in stories, of The Cortile, an internal atrium to be furnished with crystal chandeliers, hand-woven rugs, a water sculpture and tree canopy.

• 600: The average room size, in square feet — the largest in D.C., with ceilings ranging in height from 14 to 16 feet.

• 3,000: The size, in square feet, of two Presidential Suites to be located in the former offices of the Postmaster General. The suites will include 16-foot ceilings, original fireplaces, a private sauna and steam room, and direct-elevator access.

• 39,000: The amount of space, in square feet, to be set aside for meetings and events, including a 13,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. a group of preservationists that stepped in even after permits had been pulled for the project.

• 2: The number of acts of Congress it took — the first as part of a 1998 spending bill, the second in stand-alone legislation passed in 2008 — to get the federal government to move forward with the property’s redevelopment.

SOURCE: WBJ/Daniel J. Sernovitz

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