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SOM to Lead Major Restoration of New York's Waldorf Astoria

Source: ArchDaily

The Waldorf Astoria New York has released plans for a top to bottom restoration and revitalization of the building’s historically landmarked exterior and interior space, to be carried out by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). If approved by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the restoration will be among the most complex and intensive landmark preservation efforts in New York City history.

Restoration plans call for the revival of many of the hotel’s Art Deco elements that have been lost through previous alteration. All of the building’s landmarked spaces, including the Lexington Entry, Lobby and “Peacock Alley,” will be preserved, while hotel amenities will be modernized for an enhanced visitor experience.

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