Johnson City, Tennessee
Johnson City’s landmark Carnegie Hotel burned in 1905, fifteen years after its opening. At the turn of the millennium, a new 136,000 SF, six-story Carnegie hotel was completed, recreating the majestic feel of its namesake. After much research and visiting similar hotels in New York and Chicago, the Carnegie Hotel was reborn in 2000, using an old revolving door found in Harlem, New York, and vintage pieces from a bar, a bank vault, Beaux-Arts statues and furnishings found in an architectural warehouse in Atlanta. Each new architectural element was designed with materials and furnishings to recreate the feel of the original.