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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1962/00/00 Bertrand Goldberg Architect Astor Tower Hotel opens as a luxury all-suite hotel decorated in French style custom-designed furnishings, paintings and textiles. The hotel featured exterior window louvers, that are operated from inside the room.
1963/12/14 The grand opening of "Maxim's de Paris" restaurant included a 1963 version of a dinner served in 1900 for King Edward VII of England. Closed in the 1980s, Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bustards" and Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" were filmed here.
1965/00/00 Chicago's first discotheque, Disc de Maxim's opens.
1966/08/12 The Beatles Performers The Beatles hold a press conference at the Astor Tower Hotel 1300 N Astor St, Chicago: John, "I'm sorry I said it for the mess it's made, but I never meant it as an anti-religious thing, or anything. You know, I can't say anything more than that." The Beatles' Final Tour
1968/00/00 Warren Beatty Actor "Warren Beatty was in town, making 'Mickey One' with Arthur Penn. He called me and said, 'They just built a hotel next door, and you've gotta check in here, it's great. It's all glass and the views are sensational." - Woody Allen on finding Astor Towers
1968/00/00 Woody Allen Author "I ... checked into the Astor Tower, and stayed there on and off for the next 15 years or so. I loved it. I wrote my play 'Play It Again, Sam' there. The room service was from Maxim's downstairs. I had a lot of great times there." - Woody Allen
1979/00/00 Astor Towers are converted to condos.

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Particulars for Astor Towers:
Building Type Apartment Building
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Hotel
Historic Use Multiple dwelling
Owner Private




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