Vintage Photograph Shows the Original Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Torn Down for the Empire State Building

The original Waldorf Astoria in 1899
The original Waldorf Astoria in 1899

This vintage photo from 1899 shows the original Waldorf Astoria Hotel on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. It lasted for a few decades until sold off to be demolished, later becoming the site for the Empire State Building.

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