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Trump International Hotel Washington DC

Trump International Hotel Washington DC
2012 Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net). [CC BY-SA 4.0]
 

1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
SE corner of Pennsylvania Ave NW and 12 St NW
Washington DC 20004 USA
(202) 695-1100‎

geo: 38.894153,-77.027625
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from Wikipedia:

''The building is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque, part of the Romanesque Revival architecture of the nineteenth century United States. It is the third-tallest building in the national capital of Washington, D.C. Its 315-foot (96 m) high Clock Tower houses the 'Bells of Congress' and offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings on an observation level.''

The Old Post Office, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Old Post Office and Clock Tower and located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., was begun in 1892, completed in 1899, and is a contributing property to the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site. It was used as the city's main General Post Office until 1914 at the beginning of World War I... The Pennsylvania Avenue 1899 landmark structure functioned primarily as an federal office building afterward, and was nearly torn down during the construction of the surrounding Federal Triangle complex in the 1920s. It was again threatened and nearly demolished in the 1970s to make way for proposals for the completion of the enveloping Federal Triangle complex of similar Beaux Arts styled architecture government offices, first begun in the 1920s and '30s.

Major renovations occurred in 1976 and 1983. The 1983 renovation opened a whole new chapter in the structure's history and use, added a food court and retail space that together with the building's central atrium with an added roof skylight acquired the name of 'Old Post Office Pavilion.'

In 2013, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) leased the property for 60 years to a consortium headed by 'DJT Holdings LLC,' a holding company that Donald Trump owns through a revocable trust. Trump developed the property into a luxury hotel, the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., which opened in September 2016.''

Emoluments Clause

Because many representatives of foreign governments pay to stay at this hotel, and profits from this hotel flow to President Donald Trump, this building is often referenced in discussions of 'the emoluments clause' within Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution, which states ''No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.'' The definition of 'emolument' is ''a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.''

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