Update: Coincidentally the NYPost has an article in today's paper on the conversion of the building back into a luxury hotel, click HERE to read.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Knickerbocker Hotel
The Knickerbocker Hotel designed by Bruce Price and Marvin & Davis c. 1901 on Broadway and 42nd Street in New York City. Problems among the original investors caused construction to stop in 1904 and was only able to finish after J.J. Astor IV stepped in along with Trowbridge & Livingston to redesign the interiors, opening in late 1906. In 1920 Vincent Astor hired Charles Platt to design alterations that converted the building into offices. Click HERE to read Christopher Gray's Streetscapes article on the Knickerbocker Hotel and HERE to see the building on google street view.