New York Marriott Marquis

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New York Marriott Marquis
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New York Marriott Marquis
New York Marriott Marquis is located in New York City
New York Marriott Marquis
Location within New York City
Hotel chainMarriott Hotels & Resorts
General information
Architectural styleBrutalist
LocationUnited States
Address1535 Broadway, New York City
Coordinates40°45′32″N 73°59′10″W / 40.7590°N 73.9862°W / 40.7590; -73.9862Coordinates: 40°45′32″N 73°59′10″W / 40.7590°N 73.9862°W / 40.7590; -73.9862
OpeningSeptember 3, 1985
CostUS$350 million
OwnerHost Hotels & Resorts
ManagementMarriott International
Height175 m (574 ft)
Technical details
Floor count53
Floor area1,844,800 sq ft (171,390 m2)
Lifts/elevators16 Passenger Elevators
15 Service Elevators
2 Car Lifts
Design and construction
ArchitectJohn Portman & Associates
Other information
Number of rooms1,892
Number of suites57
Number of restaurantsThe View Restaurant & Lounge
Broadway Lounge
Crossroads, An American Kitchen & Bar
Website
Official website
"New York Marriott Marquis". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.[1][2][3]

The New York Marriott Marquis is a Marriott hotel designed by architect John Portman. Opened in 1985, it is located on Times Square at 1535 Broadway at the corner of 45th Street.

History[edit]

The hotel's construction was first disclosed on November 3, 1972, as a $75-million, 2000-room project to be developed by Western International Hotels and architect/developer John Portman.[4] The project was officially announced on July 11, 1973 by Mayor John Lindsay and Portman. Construction was set to begin in 1974, with the hotel set to open in 1977.[5] The project was postponed after a fiscal crisis in 1975, before it was restarted under Mayor Ed Koch.[6]

Five historic theaters—the original Helen Hayes, Morosco, Bijou, and the remnants of the Astor and Gaiety—needed to be demolished to clear the site.[7] Protesters, including actor Christopher Reeve and impresario Joseph Papp, tried to stop the destruction, even forcing a Supreme Court challenge.[6] By the time construction began, years later, original operators Westin had dropped out due to the delay and Marriott built the hotel in a joint partnership with Portman's development company. The hotel opened on September 3, 1985.[8]

As a partial replacement for the demolished theaters, the Marquis Theatre was built as part of the approval for the building of the hotel. It is located within the hotel on the third floor.[9] The Marriott was the first major project in the Times Square revitalization, and has been credited as the starting point for the regeneration of Times Square.

The hotel is famous for its atrium lobby, rising 48 stories to "The View", New York's only rooftop revolving restaurant and lounge. The View is the second highest restaurant in New York City behind the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. With 1,966 rooms and over 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) of meeting space, it is the second largest hotel in the city, surpassed only by the New York Hilton Midtown.

The Marriott Marquis high-tech elevator system, supplied by Schindler, is famous in its own right for being one of the earliest installations of destination dispatch, which reduces travel time and improves efficiency by assigning passengers to elevator cars according to their destination floors.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Marriott Marquis at Emporis
  2. ^ "New York Marriott Marquis". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ New York Marriott Marquis at Structurae
  4. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (3 November 1972). "$75‐Million, 2,000‐Room Hotel Is Being Planned for Times Sq". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ Huxtable, Ada Louise (11 July 1973). "54 ‐Story Hotel Expected to Revitalize Times Square". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Kakutani, Michiko (4 January 1982). "Portman Hotel: Broadway Is a House Divided". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  7. ^ Horsley, Carter B. (20 February 1981). "New Proposal for Times Square Block". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  8. ^ Schwartz, Ethan (4 September 1985). "Marriott Marquis Opens Its Doors". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  9. ^ Freedman, Samuel G. (1984-11-10). "NEDERLANDER IS OFFERED HOTEL THEATER RIGHTS". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2014-12-26.

Further reading[edit]

  • Nash, Eric P., Jr. (1999). Manhattan Skyscrapers. Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN 1-56898-181-3.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Park Central Hotel
Venues of the
NFL Draft

1986-1994
Succeeded by
The Theatre at Madison Square Garden