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When it was added to the original building on this site, in 1909, the 700-foot tower resembling the campanile of St. Mark's in Venice made this 1893 building the world's tallest; it was surpassed in height a few years later (by the Woolworth Building). It was stripped of much of its classical details during renovations in the early 1960s but remains a prominent feature of the Midtown skyline today. The clock's four faces are each three stories high, and their minute hands weigh half a ton each. In late 2014, Marriott International and Ian Schrager will open a 355 luxury-room hotel—The New York Edition Hotel—in the long-vacant clock tower portion of the building.
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