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Waldorf=Astoria

Identification

Waldorf=Astoria
the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
115502

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
art deco

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • Das Hotel heißt offiziell Waldorf=Astoria und will mit der Namensgebung auf die historische Verbindung der beiden Hotels Waldorf und Astoria hinweisen.
  • The Waldorf was conceived as a city under one roof.
  • Located across the street from the Colgate-Palmolive Building.
  • The three-story ballroom was the largest in the world when it was built, and the combined ballrooms could hold 6,000 guests.
  • Held the world's tallest hotel title for 20 years.
  • The hotel is officially called Waldorf=Astoria which represents the connection between the former Waldorf and Astoria Hotels.
  • 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 extraordinary, windowless, block-through lobby, with its dark panels of Oregon maple creates a hidden Expressionist grotto.
  • For several years the hotel was the residence of President Hoover's family.
  • Floors 28 through 42 are called Waldorf Towers and consist of 181 rooms and suites.
  • The Waldorf became a Hilton hotel on October 12, 1949.

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Location

301-319 Park Avenue
81-121 East 49th Street, 100-120 East 50th Street, 538-556 Lexington Avenue
301 Park Avenue
10022
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

625.01 ft
405.00 ft
200.00 ft
47
1930
1931
$40,000,000

Involved Companies

Schultze & Weaver

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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