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Waldorf Astoria interiors given landmark status by preservation commission

While the top floors of the Waldorf Astoria are getting a makeover, its iconic lobby and ballrooms are going to remain untouched permanently.

The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to designate the Park Avenue hotel's interiors on the first three floors as landmarks. Under this distinction, elements of those areas, such as the 13 murals in the entrance hall, the floor mosaic, metal elevator doors and the Grand Ballroom, are protected from any changes by futu

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