I have always been a fan of adaptive reuse. Adaptive reuse, you say? Adaptive reuse is the practice of taking a building or structure that has outlived its original purpose and converting its use while retaining their historic features. A rundown church can become a restaurant, or an old factory can be converted into loft apartments, for example.
So I am soooo excited that a developer purchased the Colorado National Bank Building in downtown Denver with plans to convert it into a hotel! Click here to see a Flickr slideshow tour of the bank building — my imagination is already running wild with ideas!
I LOVE Neoclassical-style architecture and feel that it works with a wide range of styles, from modern to, well, Neoclassical. I hope the keep the old vault and safe deposit boxes intact and use them as a lounge, humidor, private club, etc!