7.  The Hotel Has Only One Waterford Crystal Chandelier

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The hotel has 123 chandeliers, each patented and made of Austrian crystal.  The one and only Waterford crystal chandelier–16 feet in diameter–is located in the Grand Ballroom.

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  1. Many years ago, placards in subway cards had interesting facts regarding New York. One in particular related to The Waldorf Astoria and is never mentioned these days. According to the placard,The Waldorf Astoria masonry does not actually touch the sidewalk. The building has a space of about an inch all around the building where it “almost” meets the sidewalk and was built this way to reduce vibration from the trains running under it.

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