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New York Hilton Hotel

Identification

New York Hilton Hotel
115553

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
aluminum
modernism

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • There is a driveway underneath the base on the Sixth Avenue side, leading to the hotel entrance. In the western portion of the building there is also a driveway to the hotel garage and its "motor lobby".
  • The second and third floors of the base house the hotel ballrooms and promenades. The 2,200 guest rooms have ceilings 2,4 m high and, due to the zigzagged facades, outer walls forming a V-shaped protrusion. The two top floors house duplex apartments.
  • Sculptural works within the building include Philip Pavia's sculpture group "Ides of March" in the Sixth Ave. driveway, James Metcalf's cast-iron sculpture in the lobby and Ibram Lassaw's hanging metal sculpture "Elysian Fields" in the promenade area.
  • The 45-storey slab rises on the north side of a four-storey, masonry-clad base extending to the streets.
  • The tower has main facades of blue-tinted glass with metal spandrels, and the vertical window shafts are projecting out from the wall in a series of facets zigzagging through the facade. The ends of the tower are clad in limestone.
  • The initial design by Morris Lapidus, Kornblath, Harle & Liebman was a 38-storey curving slab -- after they quit the commission they used a similar idea in the nearby Sheraton New York.

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Location

1335 6th Avenue at West 53rd Street, NW Corner to West 54th Street
10019
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

487.01 ft
487.01 ft
487.01 ft
461.01 ft
49
1961
1963

Involved Companies

consultant, developer, facade supplier, tenant
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