Carlyle Hotel: A Living Legend that Embodies the Spirit of New York
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U.S., Feb. 29 -- The Carlyle Hotel was built by Moses Ginsberg and designed
in Art Deco style by architects Sylvan Bien (1893-1959) and Harry M. Prince.
Bien and Prince both had previously worked at the famous architectural firm of
Warren & Wetmore. Since opening in 1930, The Carlyle has become a living
legend that embodies the spirit of New York: elegant, sparkling, worldly and
However, by the time the Carlyle was ready to open its
doors, the 1929 stock market crash ended the boom times. The new hotel went
into receivership in 1931 and was sold to the Lyleson Corporation in 1932. The
new owners kept the original management which was able to improve occupancy and
to stabilize the Carlyles' financial situation. In 1948...
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