Investors who purchased the former Evans School building in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood plan to create restaurants and retail space while opening offices in the upper floors of the historic landmark. City Street Investors renovated Union Station in Denver’s Lower Downtown and see a similar vision for the Evans School building. Dining options, stores and commercial space will be a part of their goals over the next 18 months.
Designed in 1906 by architect David Dryden, the Evans School served several generations of public school students before being shuttered in the 1970s and put up for auction.
The palace, built by Sultan Abdülâziz on shore of the Bosphorus, was designed by the palace architect Nigoğayos Balyan and constructed by his sons Sarkis and Hagop Balyan between 1863 and 1867, during a period in which all Ottoman sultans built their own palaces rather than using those of their ancestors; Çırağan Palace is the last example of this tradition. The inner walls and the roof were made of wood, the outer walls of colorful marble. A beautiful marble bridge connects the palace to the Yıldız Palace on the hill behind. A very high garden wall protects the palace from the outer world.
The construction and the interior decoration of the palace continued until 1872. Sultan Abdülâziz did not live long in his magnificent palace - he was found dead inside on May 30, 1876, shortly after he was dethroned. His successor, his nephew Sultan Murad V, moved into Çırağan Palace, but reigned for only 93 days. He was deposed by his brother Abdülhamid II due to alleged mental illness and lived there under house arrest until his death on August 29, 1904.
During the Second Constitutional Monarchy, Sultan Mehmet V Reşat allowed the parliament to hold their meetings in this building. Only two months after, on January 19, 1910, a great fire destroyed the palace, leaving only the outer walls intact. Called "Şeref Stadı", for many years it served as a football stadium for the club Beşiktaş J.K..
In 1989, the ruined palace was bought by a Japanese corporation, which restored the palace and added a modern hotel complex next to it in its garden. Today, it serves as luxury suites for the five-star Kempinski hotel along with two restaurants that cater to guests.
The Palace was renovated again during the first quarter of 2007, now resembling the authentic palace with the baroque style and soft colors.
The current site renovation began initial design phases in 2012 and will include formal gardens, covered dining, private pools, personal poolside cabanas, and additional dining options. Construction to begin June 2016.
Contemporary five-star hotel in Dubai, set to become the first Dorchester hotel in the Middle East. The steel and glass tower, the Dorchester Collection’s most aesthetically modern hotel, is currently under construction on the banks of the Dubai Canal, in an area of the city’s Downtown district known as Business Bay where it will count such Emirati landmarks as the Burj Khalifa and the Mall of the Emirates as neighbours. Amenities include a rooftop restaurant, an open-air swimming pool and a fitness centre. Striking works of art will adorn the public spaces while floor-to-ceiling windows will afford views over Business Bay and the Marasi Marina.