➺ Opens October 1, 1930. Faced with red brick, rendered in a vaguely art deco style. The only structure without Tudor embellishments in the French Company's initial building effort.
➺ Thru-block building has two towers connected on the lobby level, with entrances on both 41st and 42nd Sts.
➺ 17 stories on 42nd St. side, 20 stories on 41st St. side. 300 rooms and suites, including several suites with private roof terraces. Over the years, the hotel variously houses a restaurant, cocktail bar and beauty shop.
|Guest room, 1936|
|1950s postcard, 42nd Street entrance.|