Travel to Great Mirror: Photo 7
The hotel has slipped into a long decline, but this side gate hints at its former elegance. Burnham himself had called for an opulent hotel. Characteristically, he wrote that he did "not believe that a small or ordinary improvement will be of much success," but that a grand hotel would "draw thousands of people that otherwise are passing Manila." He was right, too: when Pan American began flying across the Pacific, its clippers landed just offshore and tied up at a hotel-side dock.
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