Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fire in Manhattan Hotel


Last week a fire erupted at the Warwick New York Hotel, 65 West 54th Street.  The fire started on the 35th floor but incurred no injuries.  Nonetheless, close to 80 firefighters arrived in response to a call for help.  Guests were requested not to use the elevators during the investigation from the fire department.

Warwick Hotel History

In 1926, William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper publisher, commissioned the building for Marion Davies, his lover.  It was established as a venue to host the couple’s theater and Hollywood friends, located opposite the Ziegfeld Theater.  In 1966 that theater was razed but sometime later reopened at its current location.

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