Fodor's Expert Review Woolworth Building

Financial District Building/Architectural Site

Until 40 Wall Street stole the title in 1930, the 792-foot, neo-Gothic 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 through a few companies, including WoolworthTours (starting at $20 for a half-hour tour woolworthtours.com). 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.

Building/Architectural Site Historical

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233 Broadway
New York, New York  10007, USA

203-966–9663

woolworthtours.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $20 tour

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