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Six Times Square

Identification

Six Times Square
Newsweek Building, Knickerbocker Hotel
115624

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office
mercantile

Facts

  • Located on the southeast corner of 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square, 6 Times Square (1466 Broadway) is an historic landmark commissioned by Colonel John Jacob Astor and constructed in 1906 as the Knickerbocker Hotel.
  • Converted from hotel to showroom and office use in 1921.
  • Purchased in 2006 by Istithmar, the investment company of the royal family of Dubai, for $300 million; the company plans to restore the building back into an upscale hotel with 250 to 300 rooms.
  • The hotel originally featured a subway entrance.
  • According to some sources, the martini was invented in this hotel.
  • Maxfield Parrish's 30-foot long painting "Old King Cole" hung in the hotel.
  • It is now a premier office and showroom building, renovated in 1980 by Libby, Ross & Whitehouse, who preserved the magnificent classical facade with its mansard crown.

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Location

6 Times Square
142-152 West 42nd Street, 143 West 41st Street, 1462-1470 Broadway
1466 Broadway, 142 West 42nd Street, SE Corner
10036
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

59.44 m
59.44 m
59.44 m
56.39 m
16
1902
1906
1921

Involved Companies

owner

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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