After a nice bleaching, it seems.
The building was stripped to its steel frame and rebuilt as a rote 80s skyscraper.
The reclusive writer J. D. Salinger would meet William Shawn, the editor of The New Yorker, under the Biltmore's lobby clock. It is one of many that claim to be the basis for the expression "Meet me under the clock." The office building retains the hotel's famous piano and lobby clock.