Of all the Midtown hotels possessing intricate figures carved into the façade, the Wolcott, located just off the corner of 5th Avenue at 4 West 31st Street, has perhaps the largest, most exaggerated features. In the typical Beaux-Arts style that near-universally adorns what are now referred to as the Pre-War buildings, the Wolcott revels in classical ideals to an extreme. It was designed to be as glamorous at the Waldorf-Astoria and kept its rates even with the other luxury establishment for years. (In 1917, each were charging a whopping $5.00 a night for a double with a bath.)