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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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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