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New York Hilton Hotel

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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

1327-1339 6th Avenue
101-139 West 53rd Street, 100-136 West 54th Street
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

148.44 m
148.44 m
148.44 m
140.51 m
49
1961
1963

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