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Woolworth Building

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Published 09/11/2016

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Until 40 Wall Street stole the title in 1930, the 792-foot Woolworth Building, opened in 1913, was the world's tallest building. For security purposes, the spectacular lobby is no longer open to the public on a daily basis, though special open-house events and architecture tours are available sporadically. The lobby is home to a stained-glass skylight and carved wooden sculptures set into the portals to the left and right: one represents namesake F. W. Woolworth counting his nickels and dimes; another depicts the architect, Cass Gilbert, cradling in his arms a model of his creation.

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233 Broadway, between Park Pl. and Barclay St., New York, New York, 10007, USA

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Published 09/11/2016


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