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Plaza Hotel
(U.S. National Historic Landmark)
The Plaza Hotel as seen from the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan
Location: New York City
Built/Founded: 1907
Architect: Henry J. Hardenbergh; Thomas Hastings, et al.
Architectural style(s): Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Other
Designated as NHL: June 24, 1986 [1]
Added to NRHP: November 29, 1978[2]
NRHP Reference#: 78001878
Governing body: Private

The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 19-story luxury hotel with a height of 250 feet (76 m) and length of 400 feet that (122 m) occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South in Manhattan. Fifth Avenue extends along the east side of Grand Army Plaza. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (768x1024, 361 KB) Summary The Plaza Hotel, New York City Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Plaza Hotel Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Taj Mahal Big Ben Saint Basils Cathedral Azadi Square in Tehran For other senses of this word, see landmark (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... The Soldiers and Sailors Arch at Grand Army Plaza Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York forms the main entrance to Prospect Park. ... Central Park South is a street in Manhattan, New York City; it is a section of 59th Street. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Street sign at Fifth Avenue and East 57th street Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in New York City. ...

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Grand Army Plaza

The hotel's main entrance faces the southern portion of Grand Army Plaza— commemorating the Union Army in the Civil War. Grand Army Plaza is in two sections, bisected by Central Park South. The section in front of the Plaza Hotel is centered by the Pulitzer Fountain, of Abundance by Karl Bitter, funded by the will of the newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer: the statue in the fountain is actually Pomona, Roman goddess of orchards. The north side of Grand Army Plaza, a cutout from Central Park, has the glorious Augustus Saint-Gaudens part-gilded bronze equestrian statue of General Sherman. Grand Army Plaza provided the original main entrance to the carriage drives of Central Park. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Soldiers and Sailors Arch at Grand Army Plaza Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York forms the main entrance to Prospect Park. ... Karl Bitter (December 6, 1867 – April 9, 1915) was an Austrian born United States sculptor best known for his architectural sculpture, memorials and residential work. ... Joseph Pulitzer Joseph Pulitzer (April 18, 1847 – October 29, 1911) was a Hungarian-American publisher best known for posthumously establishing the Pulitzer Prizes and (along with William Randolph Hearst) for originating yellow journalism. ... Pomona, Nicolas Fouché, c. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Augustus Saint Gaudens, 1905 Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Dublin, March 1, 1848 - Cornish, New Hampshire, August 3, 1907), was the Irish-born American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the American Renaissance. ... “General Sherman” redirects here. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ...


On the south side of the Plaza (between 58th and 59th Streets) once stood the French Renaissance château of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, designed by George Browne Post; rising behind its gated front court, it was the grandest of the Fifth Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age. Bergdorf Goodman occupies its site. This article is about the cultural movement known as the French Renaissance. ... Cornelius Vanderbilt II (November 27, 1843 – September 12, 1899) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. ... George Browne Post (1837 - 1913) was a U.S. architect. ... The Breakers, a gilded-age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. ... Bergdorf Goodman is a major luxury goods department store based in Midtown, Manhattan in New York City. ...


The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza is the second hotel of that name on the site. The French Renaissance château-style building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh and opened to the public October 1, 1907. Originally the Plaza cost $17 million to build in 1907. Château de Chenonceau in the Loire valley, France A rural château in France. ... Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (February 6, 1847 - March 18, 1918) was a U.S.-american architect, best known for having designed The Dakota luxury-apartment building and the Plaza Hotel, both near Central Park in Manhattan in New York City. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The Plaza was accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1969 and is, with the Waldorf-Astoria, the only New York City hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark. In the 1950s it was the setting for Kay Thompson's series of Eloise books, Eartha Kitt and Peggy Lee played the Persian Room, unaccompanied ladies were not permitted in the Oak Room bar and the Palm Court was favored for luncheons and teas. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency charged with administering New Yorks Landmarks Preservation Law. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... This article is about the hotel. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Kay Thompson (born November 9, 1908 in St. ... Eloise is a mischievous 6-year-old who lives at the Plaza Hotel of New York, principal character in books by Kay Thompson. ... Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927),[1] is an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus (from Latin oak tree), and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... A palm court is a large room, usually in a prestigious hotel, where functions are staged, notably tea dances. ...


The Beatles stayed at the Plaza during their first visit to the United States in February, 1964. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


On November 28, 1966, in honor of publisher Katharine Graham, Truman Capote hosted his acclaimed "Black & White Ball" in the Grand Ballroom. is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was the head of The Washington Post newspaper for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that helped bring down President Richard Nixon. ... Truman Capote (pronounced ) (30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffanys (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a non-fiction novel. ... A legendary masked ball that the author Truman Capote held in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. ... A ballroom is a large room inside a building, the designated puprose of which is holding dances (balls). ...


In September 1985, the Plaza Accord was signed at the Plaza. The Accord served as an agreement among the finance ministers of the United States, Japan, West Germany, France and Britain to bring down the price of the U.S. dollar against their currencies. This article is about the year. ... The Plaza Accord was an agreement signed on September 22, 1985 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City by 5 nations - France, West Germany, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom. ...


The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.[1],[3],[4] This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Ownership Changes and Renovations

Conrad Hilton bought the Plaza for $7.4 million in 1943 and spent $6.0 million to refurbish the original. Hilton called the Plaza the smartest hotel in America. Hilton later sold the Plaza when he bought the Waldorf-Astoria. Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. ... This article is about the hotel. ...


Donald Trump bought the Plaza for $407.5 million in 1988. Trump commented on his purchase in a full-page open letter he had published in The New York Times: Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...

I haven't purchased a building, I have purchased a masterpiece — the Mona Lisa. For the first time in my life, I have knowingly made a deal that was not economic — for I can never justify the price I paid, no matter how successful the Plaza becomes.

Trump sold the hotel for $325 million in 1995 to a partnership between Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels. For other uses, see Mona Lisa (disambiguation). ... HRH Price Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, born in 1955 and usually known simply as Prince Alwaleed, is a member of the Saudi Royal Family who has amassed an independent fortune through investments in shares and property. ...


It was sold again in 2004 for $675 million to a Manhattan developer, El Ad Properties. El Ad closed The Plaza on April 30, 2005, to undergo extensive renovations. It is projected to reopen on January 1, 2008. When the renovations are complete, the Plaza is expected to offer 130 hotel rooms and 152 private condo hotel units and be managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. In May 2007, a new apartment in the Plaza was sold for a record $50 Million.[1] El-Ad Properties is a real estate developer based in New York City, with extensive holdings in the United States, primarily New York City. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... Banff Springs Hotel Quebec City - Château Frontenac Victoria - The Empress Chateau Lake Louise Ottawa - Château Laurier Toronto - Royal York Montreal - Queen Elizabeth Saint Andrews - The Algonquin Hotel Vancouver Calgary - Palliser Hotel Fairmont San Jose Hotel Fairmont Washington D.C. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a Toronto, Ontario based owner...


Movie backdrop

Although the hotel had appeared briefly in earlier films, it made its major movie debut in the 1959 film North by Northwest. It was also a setting for Barefoot in the Park (1967), Funny Girl (1968), Plaza Suite (1971), The Way We Were (1973), Love at First Bite (1979), Arthur (1981), Cotton Club (1984), the first two Crocodile Dundee movies, Big Business (1988), King of New York (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), It Could Happen to You (1994), Almost Famous (2000), and Inside the Osmonds (2001), and several episodes of The Sopranos (most notably "The Test Dream," Season 5, Episode 11) feature scenes occurring in a suite at the Plaza. See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... North by Northwest (1959) is a comic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock produced at MGM. It was premiered in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. ... Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 film based on the 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... Original cast album Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Based on the play by Neil Simon, Plaza Suite is a 1971 movie starring Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, and Lee Grant. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... The Way We Were is a 1973 film which tells the story of an intense Jewish woman who marries a carefree WASP following World War II. Fundamental differences in the way they engage the world – as revealed in their responses to the rise of McCarthyism – eventually pull them apart. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Love At First Bite is a 1979 comedy horror film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Robert Kaufman, using characters originally created by Bram Stoker. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Arthur is a 1981 film which tells the story of drunken playboy millionaire Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore), who was on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... For the 1984 film of the same name, see The Cotton Club The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during and after Prohibition. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback in the area around Walkabout Creek and in New York City. ... Big Business is a 1988 comedy film starring Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... King of New York is a 1990 film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Larry Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Steve Buscemi and Giancarlo Esposito. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... It Could Happen to You is a 1994 film starring Nicholas Cage and Bridget Fonda. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the television series. ...


Then-Plaza owner Donald Trump appears in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, directing the main character Kevin to the lobby. Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ...


The book Eloise at the Plaza and its film adaptations are set here as well. The Plaza featured notably in the original 1956 Eloise TV movie starring Evelyn Rudie as Eloise, the child who lived "on the top floor", with cameo appearances by Conrad Hilton and Eloise author Kay Thompson. Eloise is a mischievous 6-year-old who lives at the Plaza Hotel of New York, principal character in books by Kay Thompson. ... Eloise at the Plaza DVD cover Eloise at the Plaza is a live-action film based on the Eloise series of childrens books drawn and written by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eloise (Ell-o-eze) is a womens name, originating from the French language. ... Evelyn Rudie (b. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. ... Kay Thompson (born November 9, 1908 in St. ...


The Plaza was featured in the movie "Eloise at Christmastime" starring Julie Andrews.


The Plaza is frequentley feature in Friends. For the use of the word in a general sense, see Friendship. ...


The Plaza is also featured throughout the popular TV series Sex and the City, as a backdrop for Mr. Big's (Chris Noth) engagement party and a variety of other scenes. Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Future of the Plaza Brand

The El Ad Group, which owns the New York Plaza Hotel, plans to expand the "Plaza" brand name with new luxury hotels in the top cities of the world such as London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome and Washington, D.C. The first of these new Plaza's was announced, on May 16, 2007, as the Las Vegas Plaza ; a $5 Billion multi-use ultra-luxury hotel, private residence, retail and gaming complex to be developed on the Las Vegas Strip opposite Wynn Las Vegas. Construction will begin in early 2008 and is expected to be completed in 2011. [2][3] [4][5] El Ad Group (El Ad US Holding, Inc. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The Las Vegas Plaza is the working title of a future $5 Billion multi-use ultra-luxury hotel, private residence, retail and gaming complex to be developed on the Las Vegas Strip opposite Wynn Las Vegas by ElAd Properties. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ... Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club is a AAA five diamond/Mobil five-star casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


References and Sources

  1. ^ a b Plaza Hotel. National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service (2007-09-18).
  2. ^ National Register Information System. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service (2006-03-15).
  3. ^ ["Plaza Hotel", undated, by Carolyn PittsPDF (810 KB) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination]. National Park Service (undated).
  4. ^ [Plaza Hotel--Accompanying 4 photos, exterior and interior, from 1982.PDF (32 KB) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination]. National Park Service (undated).

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