Abandoned American Factories’s Modern Design Transformation

Abandoned American Factories’s Modern Design Transformation – Some of the most iconic places of the Industrial Age are being reinvented by renowned architects and developers. The strong foundation of old American factories suits perfectly in the modern architectural style that is starting to famous in the architecture industry.

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These abandoned American factories have a new architectural design perfect for world-class hotels, unique art and design galleries and incredible retail spaces full of style and history.  The industrial style is something that is quite trendy in the interior design industry and is starting to be also quite popular in the modern architecture world. The former industrial spaces are the stage for incredible modern design projects, such as art galleries, luxury hotels, and fine dining restaurants.

#1 Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

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The boutique hotel in Washington, D.C. maintains its trademark 130-foot smokestack and the original red brick and iron windows in the lobby. Built in 1932, the former Georgetown incinerator closed in the 1970s… After being abandoned for 30 years,  the Ritz-Carlton management decided to turn the property into a luxury hotel in 2003.

#2 West Elm Hotel, Indianapolis

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Marked by Art Deco terra-cotta facades and industrial architecture, the contemporary boutique hotel also known as West Elm will feature a private space for entertaining. In 2020, the former Art Deco Coca-Cola bottling factory is going to be transformed into a 12-acre urban hotel project set to revitalize downtown Indianapolis.

#3 Eliza Jane Hotel, New Orleans

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The architects transformed the original seven historic warehouses from the 1850s, into an upscale hotel that showcases the original exposed brick walls. Located in New Orleans’s Central Business District the Eliza Jane Hotel opened in April 2018.


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#4 Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

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An 1896 industrial space in Downtown Los Angeles gave “birth” to the incredible Hauser & Wirth art gallery which opened in 2016. The factory that served as a conduit for wheat from the Central Valley of California for the flour that was shipped by rail across the country, is now the creative showcasing space for the developing arts district in Downtown L.A.

#5 FieldHouse Jones, Chicago

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The 1918 two-story dairy factory got the attention of hotel founders Michael Downing and Robert Baum that later transformed this industrial space into FieldHouse Jones, a 52-room boutique hotel in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The boutique hotel still features the factory’s original stone-engraved Borden sign and its original exposed bricks.

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Source: Architects Find New Inspiration in Abandoned American Factories

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