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Albany Business Reviews: Preservation awards piling up for Renaissance Albany Hotel

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 […]

readMedia: Renaissance Albany to be Honored

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.

WNYT: Hotel ribbon-cutting symbolizes transformation of Albany’s downtown

WNYT: Lt. Gov: I like what I see (at the Wellington)

Dan Pardee, parts warehouse manager for Historic Albany Foundation, removes door hinges during a salvage operation at a home at 148 Morris St. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)

Times Union: Salvaging the best of the past

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,” […]

Troy Record: Capital Bank to begin Wellington Row’s return to commerce, banking hub

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.

Workers affix a Capital Bank sign on Wellington Row before a press conference Wednesday at 132 State St., Albany. (Skip Dickstein/Times Unon)

Times Union: Lender first tenant for site

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.