We had a feeling that Donald Trump would make a splash with his new vision for the Old Post Office Pavilion, but it is safe to say we were blown away once we saw what The Donald has in store.
UrbanTurf was able to get its hands on new renderings for the iconic DC building which are, in a word, futuristic.
Plans call for a thin, but curvaceous tower to rise up behind the Old Post Office, which will likely house residential units, office space and hotel rooms. Those who have seen plans for the 62-story hotel that the mogul is building in Dubai know that the design for the DC project is not totally unprecedented. From what we hear, Trump’s inspiration for it came to him after watching the movie Avatar and old episodes of The Snorks.
The futuristic project, which readers will notice blatantly disregards the limits of the city’s much-debated Height Act, does not have an architect in place just yet. Rumors are that Arsenio Hall, who won Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, and Jason Alexander, whose character George Costanza on Seinfeld always had aspirations of being an architect named Art Vandelay, were consulted on the project’s design.
Below is an aerial view of what Trump has in store.
Renderings courtesy of Capital Pixel.
Original photo above courtesy of Will Palmer.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/trump_releases_renderings_for_old_post_office_building/6861
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
DC's homebuyer assistance programs can be a bit complex. This edition of First-Timer ... read »
The most detailed rendering yet has been unveiled for the 310-unit redevelopment of t... read »
A look around DC to find the most equity-rich neighborhoods.... read »
Just a month after setting a new high in March, the value of a house in DC skyrockete... read »
The National Capital Planning Commission will consider approval of the final master p... read »
Our guide for amateur landlords who don't really know what they're doing.... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
When you buy a home in the District, you will have to pay property taxes along with y... read »
The eight-bedroom, 35,000 square-foot home known as The Cliffs hit the market Wednesd... read »
Brookfield Properties is moving forward with development plans for additional sites i... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro