Hotel Paris Building

Hotel Paris Building
  1. About the Hotel Paris Building in New York
  2. Architect and team
  3. Architectureal style
  4. Spaces and uses
  5. Structure and materials

The Hotel Paris Building is an Art-deco skyscraper designed by Samuel Gross and built in 1931 in New York, NY.

Its precise street address is 752-758 West End Avenue, New York, NY. You can also find it on the map here.

Architect and team

Samuel Gross was the architecture firm in charge of the architectural design.

Samuel Gross was in charge of the architectural design, however, architecture is a complex discipline, which usually involves many professionals from different fields, without whom this building would have not been possible. We will surely be leaving out a lot of names here, but at the very least we know that there was one other part involved, that was Silverman Freda Construction Corporation as the Main Contractor.

Architectural Style

The Hotel Paris Building can be categorized as an Art-deco building.

The Art Deco movement flourished during the 1920s and 1930s, with many historians marking the outbreak of World War II as its final decline. Even though a couple of decades might not seem as much, the Art Deco movement had a great impact on architecture, and it's widely represented in many American cities due to the development boom that happened during that time.

Art Deco marked the abandonment of traditional historicism and the embracement of modern living and the age of the machine. In architecture, that meant leaving behind the ornaments of Beux-Arts and Neo-Gothic buildings and instead favoring simplicity and visual impact through geometric shapes, clean lines, and symmetrical designs. Ornaments were still an important part of the design, but they became bold and lavish, and were often inspired by ancient cultures or industrial imagery, instead of nature.

The Hotel Paris Building was completed in 1931, right when the Art Deco movement was at its peak, so it kind of went with the trend at that time.

Spaces & Uses

It has a total of 23 floors, served by 2 elevators.

When it opened its doors to the public in 1931, the Hotel Paris Building was primarily used as Hotel space. That however, is no longer the case, and today it mainly provides Residential space.

About the residences

The Hotel Paris Building has a total of 179 residential units throughout its 23 floors.

Materials & Structure

From an aesthetic point of view, the facade features red-colored bricks for the most part. The entrance door is framed with limestone, a material that is also used in horizontal strips between the second and third floors. Terracotta is present in the finishes of the terraces on the upper floors.

Another material found at the Hotel Paris Building is pink marble, used on the walls of the lobby.