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Trump Teases With A First Look At The Old Post Office Building In DC

Where: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest [map], Washington , DC, United States, 20004
November 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM | by | ()

Back in February when it was first announced that Trump Hotels would be taking over the Old Post Office Building in DC, Ivanka Trump told reporters: "I think the historic facade of the building will be the greatest signage of all."

Which might very well be true, but judging from these new renderings released yesterday via the Washington Post, it seems the idea of a Trump Hotel minus any Trump signage just didn't sit too well with ol' Donald. One of the most visible features in the renderings is a horizontal banner that will hang under the iconic building's domed entrance reading "Trump International Hotel."

Nevermind the fact that 90% of the city is going to know it's his hotel anyway, but...yeah. Branding. We get it.

To see more renderings, click below!

Trump will also re-open a previously closed section of 11th St, and that street will also contain a monolith bearing the 'Trump International Hotel' name. There goes the neighborhood!

Previously, we had heard that the Trump-ified building would also include a spa, restaurants, and even a museum dedicated to the building's history. While none of that is confirmed yet, it looks like the ground floor will indeed be entirely devoted to retail space and restaurants, while an additional restaurant and bar will go above, on the first floor.

The Trumps will also be adding a new mezzanine level within the building, so that guests can enjoy the building's gorgeous atrium-style design when the look up.

But before you get your hopes up, keep in mind this hotel hasn't even begun construction yet. According to the Washington Post article, Donald, Ivanka and the architects are still very much in the planning phase, with an estimated completion date of 2016.

[Photos: The Trump Organization]

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