Must See Interiors – The Greenbrier
By Emily Anderson, Allied Member ASID
Okay, I know, enough about Dorothy Draper. One more design and then I promise I won't bring her up for at least six months. I just had to include the Greenbrier in my list of must see interiors. The hotel and Draper's designs are worth the trip, but it is what lies beneath the Greenbrier that is truly amazing.
I realize there are many "secret ops" that go on in our country all the time. But it isn't everyday that these secrets are revealed for us to see for ourselves. In the 1992 the Washington Post revealed in a front page article that there was a secret bunker or "Government Relocation Facility" below the Greenbrier. Three years later it opened to the public. Complete with 1,100 bunk beds and a television studio press conference room that mimicked the Washington DC design.
It's amazing what interiors can imitate and even conceal. I love that it was all hidden away by a Draper designed panel, see below. Please stop me if this one of those crazy internet hoaxes, it sure feels like one.