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Lost New York

30 April 2013

1897 – Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York

Architect: Henry Hardenbergh The original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was opened in 1897, combining the Astor and Waldorf Hotels. It started as two hotels. In March 24, 1893, millionaire William Waldorf Astor opened the 13-story...

30 April 2013

1897 – National Bank of Commerce, New York

The National Bank of Commerce. or 126 Broadway, in lower Manhattan, New York was built in 1897, but was demolished in the 1960s. Adjacent buildings were also cleared to make way for the...

30 April 2013

1905 – Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York

Architect: Clinton & Russell With its elaborately decorated public rooms and its roof garden, the Astor Hotel was perceived as the successor to the Astor family’s Waldorf-Astoria on 34th Street. Plans for the...

24 April 2013

1890 – New York World Building, New York

Architect: George B. Post The New York World Building (on the left) was designed by early skyscraper specialist George Browne Post to house the now-defunct newspaper, The New York World. Also known as...

24 April 2013

1927 – Savoy-Plaza Hotel, New York

Architect: McKim, Mead and White The Savoy-Plaza Hotel was constructed in 1927 on 5th Avenue between 58th and 59th Street, and demolished in 1964. A very elegant, formal, design that culminated in two...

20 April 2013

1903 – Hanover National Bank, New York

Architect: Rowe & Baker The Hanover Bank Building in the Financial District, began construction in 1901 and demolished in 1931. The Hanover Bank was named for Britain’s King George I of Hanover when...

30 March 2013

1898 – St. Paul Building, New York

Architect: George B. Post The St. Paul Building opened in 1899 on lower Broadway and was named after the chapel across the street. The building design was noteworthy for the repetition of classical...

12 February 2013

1880 – Post Office, New York

Architect: Alfred B. Mullett Designed by architect Alfred B. Mullett for a triangular site across City Hall Park from New York City Hall. Built after an unsuccessful architectural competition where fifty-two designs were...

11 February 2013

1869 – Booth’s Theatre, New York

Architect: Renwick & Sands Located on the southeast corner of 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue, Booth’s Theatre was run by celebrated American actor Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham...

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