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New York's historic Waldorf Astoria closing for facelift

Treasures such as the four-storey grand ballroom and sprawling mosaic decorating the entrance may be gone
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 05:50

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The main lobby (above) and the front entrance to the Waldorf Astoria. The facade - which became an official landmark in 1993 - is in no danger from the renovation, But the interior is not protected under the landmark designation. The hotel is owned by China's Anbang Insurance Group.

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The main lobby and the front entrance to the Waldorf Astoria (above). The facade - which became an official landmark in 1993 - is in no danger from the renovation, But the interior is not protected under the landmark designation. The hotel is owned by China's Anbang Insurance Group.

New York

IT'S goodbye for now to the grand Art Deco lobby and celebrities crossing paths en route to "The Towers" at the Waldorf Astoria: one of the world's most luxurious hotels is closing for renovation.

The legendary establishment opened at its Park Avenue location in mid-town

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