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    Hotel New Netherland & Sherry Netherland Hotel

    Built in 1892-93 to a design by William H. Hume for William Waldorf Astor, its original lessee was Ferdinand P. Earle. The structure was 234 feet (71 m) in height with 17 stories, making it the "tallest hotel structure in the world". The structure was among the first steel-framed buildings in...
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    1893: Waldorf and Astoria Hotels in New York

    Sharing because these building were insane, especially the top portions: That original site was situated on Astor family properties along Fifth Avenue, opened in 1893, and designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh. It was demolished in 1929 to make way for the construction of the Empire State...
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    1899-1907: NYC Surrogate's Courthouse aka Hall of Records

    This building is still around. The Surrogate's Courthouse (originally the Hall of Records) is a Beaux Arts municipal building in the Civic Center neighborhood of lower Manhattan in New York City. Opened in 1907, it is located on the northwest corner of Chambers and Centre streets. The...
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    New York Armories: what were they?

    Some of the below pictures make me want to visit 1890-1910 New York, for it had to be a sight to behold. A few days ago this article was published. In the process there were so many pictures of other armories, that putting this article together was a no brainer. Some of these armories do look...
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