The Old Post Office Pavilion

Washington, DC

The Old Post Office Pavilion, owned by the United States General Services Administration and which functioned as an office building for much of the 20th century, currently serves as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Washington D.C.

When it was first adapted to a hotel, EverGreene artists and craftspeople used Italian Composition gold leaf to gild the ornamental plaster columns, pilaster, panels and archways in the Presidential Ballroom and more than 1,400 rosettes that decorate the elevators. By mobilizing a large crew, EverGreene was able to complete the project in less than five weeks.