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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

1466 Broadway, 142 West 42nd Street, SE Corner
10036
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

195.00 ft
195.00 ft
195.00 ft
185.00 ft
16
1902
1906
1921

Involved Companies

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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