for those of us who had the extreme pleasure of frequenting this masterpiece of design know this is an abomination of the highest mark. this, starcks first hotel, was what set fire to what has become countless copy-cat ’boutique’ hotels across the globe. unfortunately there is no historic registry for interiors in nyc. horrible to see it destroyed… pictures speak louder than words. beware, it’s not pretty. m. [repost 08.17.07]

1 & 2 — the ‘starck’ royalton 
1988–2007

3 & 4 — the ‘new’ royalton 
2007-

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Beach House, Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook