Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

301 Park Avenue

ARCHITECT: Schultze & Weaver; Lloyd Morgan

DATE: 1929-31

STYLE: Art Deco, Skyscraper, Hotel

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This building combined a transient hotel and a related but separate residential tower into a 625-foot-high skyscraper, one of the city’s tallest at the time, located in the major new skyscraper office building district developing around Park Avenue near Grand Central Terminal.

The architect of the hotel and towers, Lloyd Morgan of the firm of Schultze & Weaver, designed the complex in a sedate but handsome version of the modernistic style now generally referred to as Art Deco, adapting the skyscraper form and an up-to-date look to a conservative traditional establishment.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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