Grand StaircaseThe Gadsden is truly a hotel unlike any you’ll find elsewhere. Besides a colorful past perhaps most splendid is her architecture. The spacious main lobby is majestically set with a solid white Italian marble staircase and four soaring marble columns. Each capital is decorated in 14K gold leaf-worth $20,000 in 1929. The building is constructed of structural steel and reinforced concrete. The finest materials and fixtures were used, even the plumbing is installed with all copper pipes throughout.