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Hotel Astor: 1916

Hotel Astor: 1916

The Hotel Astor on Times Square circa 1916. Note roof garden and, at lower right, the elaborate marquee for the film "Civilization." View full size. (George Grantham Bain Collection.) The building, at 1515 Broadway and West 44th Street, was demolished in 1967 and replaced by, in the words of one architecture critic, a "hideous tall office tower," 1 Astor Plaza, whose crownlike top is a familiar sight from across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

 

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Roof Garden

Thank you for your explanation. I have been two times to NYC and I am a big fan of your old pictures.

Popular Movie

Looks like the movie was pretty popular - there's a long line in front of the cinema.

From IMDB, the tagline for Civilization was "The Greatest Production of Modern Times".

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