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Old Post Office : Michelin's recommendations

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When completed in 1899 as the headquarters of the US Postal Service, many people didn't like the way this building looked. The massive granite Post Office, with its rough-faced masonry and corner turrets, was nicknamed "Old Tooth" for the 315-foot tower that stuck out above the rest of the structure. Designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the Post Office didn't match the Neoclassical architecture that was popular in DC at the time. It was saved from the wrecker's ball at the eleventh hour and converted into a multifunctional complex with office and commercial space.

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