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Ritz Tower

 
 
Ritz Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Ritz Tower Marker
Inscription. Once the tallest residential building in New York City, the Ritz Tower was constructed in 1925-27 by journalist Arthur Brisbane, an employee and friend of William Randolph Hearst. Designed by Emery Roth in collaboration with Thomas Hastings, the building rises in five stages from a limestone commercial base enriched with neo-classical ornament to a slender apartment tower capped by obelisks and a pyramidal roof. Managed by the Ritz-Carlton Company, the building provided luxury hotel services to the apartments and attracted many celebrated tenants, such as William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, and Greta Garbo.
 
Erected 2002 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 45.717′ N, 73° 58.217′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 465 Park Avenue, New York NY 10019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eglise Franšaise du St. Esprit (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plaza Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. ╝ mile away); The Metropolitan Club
Ritz Tower image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Ritz Tower
Plaque is located next to the front door.
(approx. ╝ mile away); Peninsula Hotel (approx. ╝ mile away); a different marker also named The Plaza Hotel (approx. ╝ mile away); Former Aeolian Building (approx. ╝ mile away); The University Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable Buildings
 
<i>Ritz Tower Building, Park Ave. and 57th St., New York City.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
3. Ritz Tower Building, Park Ave. and 57th St., New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on October 5, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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