Post Number: 283
|Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 5:41 pm: || |
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
Post Number: 1776
|Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:15 pm: || |
Renovation sure. So long as it isn't an award for restoration.
Post Number: 275
|Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 9:17 am: || |
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.
Post Number: 1192
|Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:43 am: || |
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)
Post Number: 1794
|Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:09 pm: || |
Kohrman's book? Which book is that?
Post Number: 279
|Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:23 am: || |
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