The Waldorf Astoria Hotel

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Facts

Address: 301 Park Avenue

Year of completion: 1931

Architect: Schultze & Weaver

Floors: 47

Typical floor area: 5,086m

Podium floor area: 7,433m

Height: 190.5m

Description

The skyscraper hotel at its peak, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel occupies an entire block (80% of which is above railway tracks). By virtue of its size and its complexity, it portrays Raymond Hood’s ideal of a city made up of self-sustaining individual buildings. Behind its 18-storey Park Avenue facade is a vast complex of restaurants, ballrooms, and hotel and apartment suites rising 29 more storeys in a slab suggesting twin towers. A covered drive ran through the building for the guests arriving by car and those arriving by train could enter the hotel directly from the tracks. The main floor level with the windowless main lobby is raised above street-level shops and hotel services.

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built

Date

01/05/1931

Address

301 Park Avenue, New York City, New York, USA

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Floors: 47

Height

Height: 190.5

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