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    • Construction workers atop a steel beam, 1930.
      Building the World’s Greatest Hotel
      Posted by Erin Allsop on March 7, 2014

      “The Difficult Immediately, the Impossible will take just a few moments longer.” On March 8, 1929, Lucius Boomer (then owner of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel) announced that a new Waldorf Astoria would be built on [...]

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    • Some of the Waldorf Astoria Team Members in the same exact spot where Adlai Stevenson stood.
      The Waldorf Team Takes a Tour
      Posted by Erin Allsop on February 28, 2014

      Earlier this morning, myself and my fellow team members from the Waldorf Astoria had a very rare opportunity to take a personalized tour of Grand Central Concourse and Station which is located only a “stones [...]

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    • In the Park Avenue Lobby
      The Waldorf Astoria in Pop Culture
      Posted by Erin Allsop on February 21, 2014

      Our hotel’s influence in popular culture, also known as “pop culture”, can be seen in various movies, television series and novels, but what about the world of animation? Over the last 70 years, we have [...]

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    • President Franklin Delano Roosevelt giving a speech in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. October 4, 1933.
      “Thank you, Mr. President”
      Posted by Erin Allsop on February 14, 2014

      On September 30, 1931 at 6:05 PM, one day before the official opening of The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, President Hoover conducted a live broadcast from the White House over NBC Radio congratulating the efforts of [...]

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      The Year of the Horse
      Posted by Erin Allsop on January 31, 2014

      With the beginning of each New Year, large celebrations take place to welcome new beginnings, longevity and prosperity. Today, January 31, 2014, marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year – The Year of the [...]

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      A “Time Capsule” Discovery
      Posted by Erin Allsop on January 24, 2014

      This past November, during a small renovation process of suite 1583, our Property Operations team discovered what they thought to be a small cardboard box stuck in the ceiling’s concrete beam. Upon removal of this [...]

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