Though several government agencies already exist inside the space, plus a few tourist retail spots and restaurants, the General Services Administration has been ready to wash its hands clean of it for a while. When Trump and a private California-based equity company proposed a $200 million investment—including the addition of a spa, restaurants, and a new museum space dedicated to the building's history—the GSA jumped at it.
The Post reports that the Old Post Office is currently marked by broken tiles, exposed beams and abandoned storefronts. Which essentially gives Trump Hotels a blank canvas on which to paint their glossy, life-in-the-fast-lane fantasies.
How they will integrate the building's unique pavilion design into the hotel's layout. For now, Trump is set to lease the land directly from the government, with a possible opening date set for 2016.
[Photos: Washington Post, Panoramio]