2 East 61st Street Corporation ( Hotel Pierre ) 1932 - New York

2 East 61st Street Corporation ( Hotel Pierre ) 1932 - New York

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2 East 61st Street Corporation ( Hotel Pierre ) 1932 - New York

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the 2 East 61st Street Corporation issued in 1932. This historic document was printed by the Central Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President and Secretary and is over 71 years old. THE HOTEL PIERRE was built in 1928 for the chef Charles Pierre as a European style luxury hotel in New York City. After Pierre's bankruptcy due to the Depression in 1932, J. Paul Getty bought the property in 1938 and sold a portion of the suites to private owners as the hotel continued its business. Of the 714 hotel rooms, several have been combined into larger suites. Even today many of the suites are in use of permanent residents. The 44-story neo-Renaissance tower is set back from Fifth Avenue and topped with an octagonal copper roof at the height of 160 m. The duplex penthouse houses an octagonal ballroom of a capacity of nearly 300, with all-around views and open-air terraces in the corners, although the space is no longer in its original use. The main entrance is from 61st Street, although there is also a canopied entrance from Fifth Avenue to the restaurant and the hotel elevators.At the foot of the building is the Metropolitan Club (1893) by McKim, Mead & White. The plans to build a revenue-bringing apartment tower utilizing the club's air rights next to the hotel were abandoned. In 1986 the Four Seasons hotel chain bought the luxury hote

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