the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Structure in General
art deco / art moderne
- The three-story ballroom was the largest in the world when it was built, and the combined ballrooms could hold 6,000 guests.
- The extraordinary, windowless, block-through lobby, with its dark panels of Oregon maple creates a hidden Expressionist grotto.
- Eighty percent of the building site, which takes up the entire block between Park and Lexington Avenues and East 48th and East 49th Streets, is supported on steel pylons.
- The Waldorf was conceived as a city under one roof.
- Held the world's tallest hotel title for 20 years.
- Floors 28 through 42 are called Waldorf Towers and consist of 181 rooms and suites.
- For several years the hotel was the residence of President Hoover's family.
- Located across the street from the Colgate-Palmolive Building.
- The hotel is officially called Waldorf=Astoria which represents the connection between the former Waldorf and Astoria Hotels.
- The Waldorf became a Hilton hotel on October 12, 1949.
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301-319 Park Avenue
301 Park Avenue
New York City
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark