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Hotel Astor, 1511-1515 Broadway, New York, New York County, NY



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HB873342
Historic American Buildings Survey, John Feulner, Photographer 1966, East (front) And South Facades From Southeast.

HB873343
Historic American Buildings Survey, John Feulner, Photographer 1966, Roof Detail, East Facade.

HB873344
Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy, Courtesy Of New-york Historical Society Poster In The Landauer Collection.


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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5464
Building/structure dates: 1902 initial construction
Significance: Shortly before the opening of the Hotel Astor in 1904, the owner, William Waldorf Astor, pedicted in The New York Times that the new building would be "the finest hotel in the world." Lavishness and elegance were apparent throughout the building, from the richly ornamented exterior to the carefully decorated public rooms and guest accommodations. The hotel was acclaimed for its fire-proof construction and for its many technical innovations, including an incinerator, thermostats in every room, and cool air-conditioning.

Related Names
Astor, William Waldorf
Clinton, Charles W.
Russel, William Hamilton
Downey, John
Ringelke, Mr


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, John Feulner, Photographer 1966, EAST (FRONT) AND SOUTH FACADES FROM SOUTHEAST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, John Feulner, Photographer 1966, ROOF DETAIL, EAST FACADE.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy, Courtesy of New-York Historical Society Poster in the Landauer Collection.


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