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3/29/17

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Waldorf Astoria Hotel Restored to Former Art-Deco Glory in New Renderings

Source: DNAinfo

The landmarked areas at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be restored to their former art-deco glory as part of a plan to convert part of the building into luxury condos, according to new renderings released for public comment.

The hotel’s owner, Anbang Insurance Group, submitted designs this week for its planned renovation of the hotel’s exterior and interior landmarks to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

“Our design for the Waldorf Astoria New York reclaims the full potential of one of New York City’s most legendary buildings and opens a new chapter in the hotel’s celebrated history,” Roger Duffy, a design partner at the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, which is spearheading the renovations, said in a statement.

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