The Waldorf Astoria opened its doors on Park Avenue in 1931. Designed by the firm Schultze & Weaver, in the Art Deco style, it was the world’s first skyscraper hotel. Dubbed “the unofficial palace of New York” it has welcomed presidents, royals, movie stars, and cultural luminaries into its grand public spaces and palatial suites.
In 1993, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the exterior as a city landmark followed by a series of indoor public spaces, two decades later. This project tackles the restoration of the exterior and the landmarked interior and converts the former 1,400 hotel into a 375-unit residential building and 375-key boutique hotel.
AAM is working on several aspects of this project, one of which is the interior metals restoration scope. This scope includes but is not limited to restoring and fabricating over 250 ornate metal grilles with multiple patterns and varying sizes, restoring or fabricating four different types of nickel-silver and glass vitrines, restoring bronze elevator doors, fabricating white bronze urns, plus a plethora of miscellaneous metals such as fabricating and installing bronze column trim and restoring ornate nickel-silver mirrors.