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Sg9018
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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 5:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AGC Names Thirteen Most Significant Projects of 2008. The Book Cadillac Hotel won the Building Renovation Award. AGC is Associated General Contractors of America.
http://newsletters.agc.org/new sandviews/2009/03/06/agc-names -thirteen-most-significant-pro jects-of-2008
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Renovation sure. So long as it isn't an award for restoration.
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Swiburn
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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 9:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anything new on the Book Cadillac in terms of how business is going? It will hardly matter the renovation vs. restoration if the place closes down.
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Burnsie
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I think the Book Cadillac's revival is best described as a "historically inspired renovation." Nothing wrong with that, and what we got is a hell of a lot better than anything we could have hoped for, say, 7 years ago.

But, it's still fun to walk around the hotel with copies of the 1924 floor plans from Kohrman's book, and see just exactly what is in its original configuration, and what isn't.

(Message edited by Burnsie on March 11, 2009)
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Kohrman's book? Which book is that?
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Swiburn
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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think Kohrman's book on the hotel is one from the "Images of America" series by Arcadia Press. Check their website, if I'm not mistaken

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