Built in less than two years: the New Waldorf Astoria

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New York, 1930s:

The giant steel construction of the new Waldorf Astoria was completed within less than two years. Watch this short movie to get an idea how the legendary hotel rose from the ground.
(famoushotels.org in cooperation with Waldorf Astoria archives, New York, Jim Blauvelt)
--- click to see the movie, turn the sound on --- 60 seconds

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