Monday, December 26, 2011
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, designed in two parts in 1893 and 1897 by Henry J. Hardenbergh on 5th Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in New York City. Originally commissioned by William Waldorf Astor as the Waldorf Hotel in 1893 on half the block, the hotel was joined with his cousin John Jacob Astor IV's half block Astoria Hotel in 1897. The two buildings combined for 1,300 guest rooms and 40 public rooms. The hotel was demolished in 1929 to make way for the Empire State Building. Click HERE for more on the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.