The Plaza Hotel in New York City is one of America's most luxurious and famous hotels. It had originally towered over the Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion nearby (The largest home ever built in New York City). The Plaza was also the scene of Truman Capote's famous Black and White Ball. Today, it is no longer doing the towering, which is now done by the massive skyscrapers around it. For more on the Plaza click HERE. To see the mansion it towered over (The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion) and to find out more about it, click HERE.