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5/2/17

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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves Plans for Waldorf Astoria

Source: Travel Weekly

The Waldorf Astoria New York, which closed for redevelopment in March, received approval to move forward on the owner's plan to restore much of the iconic hotel's interior and exterior to its 1930s art deco origins.

New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission gave the OK to alter marquees, entrances, storefronts and porte cocheres so that they more closely resemble how they looked when the hotel opened in 1931...

"The building will have a presence in the city that it hasn't had in decades," said Frank Mahan, associate director at architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill, which is overseeing the renovation. "We're very happy to have surpassed this milestone."

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