NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Knickerbocker Hotel is as original, vibrant and dynamic as New York City itself. An evening at the Knick drew movers and shakers -- politicians, entertainers, musicians and moguls -- it promised energy, extravagance and a chance to be part of something BIG. In fact, when John Jacob Astor IV first opened the doors in 1906, it was fondly known as the "42nd Street Country Club."
Enviably situated on the southeast corner of 42nd street, the Knickerbocker Hotel, overlooks Times Square between Broadway and Bryant Park. The luxury hotel will feature 330 guestrooms, including 40 suites.
Set to open in the fall of 2014, the Knickbocker will fuse its rich history with modern day functionality and contemporary design, honoring its past as an elegant retreat for socializing, business networking and superior accommodation.TheStreet's Jill Malandrino and Adam Leverone gain exclusive access to the iconic landmark as the developers bring the Knick back to life. Here are several pictures detailing the construction phase of the hotel.