321-Unit Partial Residential Conversion Filed For 44-Story Waldorf Astoria Hotel At 301 Park Avenue, Midtown

Waldorf AstoriaWaldorf Astoria in 1931. Courtesy of the General Research Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Photo: Wurtz Brothers

Last week, YIMBY brought you news that the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to calendar sections of the interior of the 44-story, 1,413-key Waldorf Astoria New York hotel at 301 Park Avenue, located on an entire Midtown block. Now, as part of a planned mixed-use conversion, property owner Anbang Insurance Group has filed applications to convert large swaths of the tower into residential units.

Floors 14 through 44 will contain a total of 321 residential condominiums, over 766,172 square feet of space. That works out to an average apartment of 2,387 square feet apiece. The fifth through 13th floors will contain 840 hotel rooms, which is quite larger than earlier plans for retaining between 300 and 500 rooms. Retail, restaurant space, and a fitness center will also be installed on the floors closest to street level. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect of record. The hotel will close in March of 2017 for renovations, The Real Deal reports.

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5 Comments on "321-Unit Partial Residential Conversion Filed For 44-Story Waldorf Astoria Hotel At 301 Park Avenue, Midtown"

  1. Discolored photo in 1931 on aerial view, the tower willing to change for residential condominiums.

  2. The GE Building on the left is an Art Deco masterpiece that anyone can walk by and enjoy. How dull the glass box.

  3. Nice picture of 1931. Look for Chrysler building too. This Waldorf Astoria hotel exteriors must be preserved too, it’s one of the best Art Deco/Neo-classical buildings in NYC, along with GE building, Chrysler, ESB, Grand Central Leona Helmsley building, in the back of Metlife/Panam Tower on Park Ave, and why not a whole Rockefeller Center, is one of the best Art Deco Complex of Buildings, the biggest one! NYC is really Art Deco capital, hate to see this post Art Deco buildings in Miami-Beach/South Beach Art Deco District, neither of them are skyscrapers or simular to New York Art Decos. Just dull Art Moderne, Mid-century moderne and not bad at all Miami Modern style thanks for Lapidus architect who design most of them!!!

  4. New York have preserved a Real Art Deco masterpieces of architecture!!! Not a “Art Deco district” in South Beach, just a joke for me a New Yorker to see their “art deco district”, where only art deco is a vestibules of some hotels and signs, while buildings better said it’s a art- moderne, or streamline-modern style, what’s emerged after the French megaliner “Normandie” in early of 1930s. But in NYC, the real art deco capital of the World, this Waldorf Astoria Hotel building is one of best hotel/residential examples of this architectural style.

  5. Will the conversion have affordable senior citizen residences?

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