April 22, 2016
If you buy a decaying urban building in upstate New York and spend more than $48 million renovating it into a contemporary luxury hotel with whimsical nods to local history, you are sure to draw the attention of preservationists. That’s what happened at Renaissance Albany, a 203-room Marriott hotel across the street from the Capitol […]
April 12, 2016
ALBANY, NY (04/12/2016)(readMedia)– The Preservation League of New York State has selected the Renaissance Albany Hotel (at the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel Building) to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The League’s statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage. Read more here.
October 22, 2015
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September 24, 2014
One by one, 55 buildings in the Park South neighborhood are being knocked down and the debris carted away to make room for an expanding Albany Medical Center. Before they go, volunteers are going from house to house to salvage architectural details for future use in preserved and new homes. “Not every old building is worth saving,” […]
September 10, 2014
Officials who gathered for a press conference at 132 State Street believe that the area surrounding the historic Wellington Row could once again become a hub of commerce and banking. Capital Bank, which is a division of the Chemung Canal Trust Company, operates five Capital Region bank branches. Read more here.
September 10, 2014
Capital Bank, hoping to be part of the resurgence of downtown Albany, announced Wednesday it will move its headquarters to Wellington Row on State Street. The bank, a subsidiary of Chemung Canal Trust Co., is providing the financing to Wellington Row developer Columbia Development Cos. Read more here.