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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Ansonia Hotel

The Ansonia Hotel is one of the most notable and fascinating buildings in NYC. Located in the Upper West Side on Broadway and 73rd Street, it was built between 1899 and 1904. It is enormous with 2500 rooms and is one of the most European looking buildings with its striking Beaux-Arts facade and Parisian styled Mansard roof and corner turrets. Babe Ruth, Theodore Dreiser, Igor Stravinsky, Enrico Caruso, Arturo Toscani, Yehudi Menuhin, and Tony Curtis are just a few of its many prominent guests and residents of the past. There is much wonderful history about this building - it makes great reading (article with more photos). It was converted to condominiums in 1992.

11 comments:

Jenny said...

It's a great old building and a nice photo!

Nicola said...

Cool building. It just reminded me, when I took a Photoshop class, we had to retouch a photo of the same building, also nearly the same perspective.

Passante said...

Dramatic. Love the perspective and the contrast between the brown building and vivid blue sky.

Karine said...

It has indeed a beautiful facade, and your angle makes it look like even more impressive. Really really nice.

Rob said...

Does look very European. It must have seen a few things!

Mark said...

Dramatic is the word it looks like the set of a batman film.

Sam said...

That is a super picture of that beautiful building! Thanks for the info too!

Carlos said...

Excellent angle and spectacular hotel. I have enjoyed this post. The architecture is impressive and to know about who has been in it gives the place even more class.

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