One Of NYC's Original Luxury Hotels Is Set To Re-Open A Hundred Years Later

The Knickerbocker in Times Square, one of the most beautiful buildings in New York City, is slated to re-open as a luxury hotel in 2014, more than a hundred years after it was originally built by John Jacob Astor IV. Astor was one of the wealthiest people in the world at the time and a true renaissance man who also built the Waldorf Astoria and The St. Regis New York before he went down on the Titanic in 1912.