The Original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, now the site of The Empire State Building, started as two hotels, the Waldorf Hotel was opened in 1893 and the other, the Astoria Hotel was opened four years later in and was four stories higher.
Gallery of The 10 Tallest Buildings Ever Demolished - 6
NYC Times Square New Years the first year the illuminated ball was dropped from the top of the New York Times Building. New Years was celebrated in Times Square for the first time in 1906 with the dropping of an apple from the top of the building
Worthy replacements were Essex House and Hampshire House, but still a sad loss ---> New York's most spectacular apartment building. The Navarro Flats was built on Central South at Seventh Avenue in the By the it was gone.