Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building

Structure and Historic and Protected Site
Tribeca, New York
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    The experts at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and New York Habitat recommend this place
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    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Admire it from outside, as the lobby is closed to the public."(3 Tips)
    ArtNerdNewYork
    "... building, designed by Cass Gilbert, was the tallest and most modern building..."(2 Tips)
    naveen
    "sneak into the subbasement and check out the abandoned bank vault."(2 Tips)
    Jeremy W.
    "tip by the History Channel falsely indicates the Chrysler Building"(2 Tips)
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  • HISTORY
    HISTORYAugust 28, 2012
    Completed in 1913, this was the world’s tallest skyscraper until 1930, when it was surpassed in height by the Chrysler Building, also in New York City.
    Upvoted Mar 25
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Michelin Travel & LifestyleSeptember 23, 2012
    Up next, the 1913 neo-gothic Woolworth building, the tallest skyscraper in the world for its first 17 years. Admire it from outside, as the lobby is closed to the public. - Green Guide Editor
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 20, 2012
    Untapped Cities 2 weeks ago From 1913 to 1930 the Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world. Did you know Woolworth's private office was modeled on one used by Napoleon? Read more
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJuly 2, 2013
    The historic Woolworth Building was built in 1913. Today, NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies uses three floors for classrooms and offices.
  • Duncan H.heart icon on user image
    Duncan HowsleyJuly 30, 2014
    For my money, the most beautiful skyscraper in NY. The stunning lobby is now closed to the public but tours can be arranged on the building's website.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacDonaldSeptember 15, 2018
    Highly recommend the tour, especially the 90 minute tour which covers a bit more of the building.
  • ArtNerdNewYork
    ArtNerdNewYorkMay 6, 2012
    So, Woolworth’s is no more. But Frank W. Woolworth’s tribute to capitalism remains. The neo-Gothic building, designed by Cass Gilbert, was the tallest and most modern building in 1913- and paid for Read more
  • JoAnne K.heart icon on user image
    JoAnne KaoMay 14, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    So much history! Visit the residential tower -- breathtaking! Ping me 4> info! Luxury condo!
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    JoAnne KaoMay 14, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a bath while looking out at the freedom tower! Luxury condo living in a historical building ping me 4> info!
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 27, 2013
    One of the oldest —and most famous — skyscrapers in New York City; one of the tallest buildings in the New York City. Completed 1913.
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxJune 21, 2017
    The tip by the History Channel falsely indicates the Chrysler Building took tallest building away from this. In fact, it was actually 40 Wall Street which in turn was de-throned by the Chrysler.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatJuly 12, 2012
    You can admire the beautiful architecture in this building. It is known for its gothic structures, so make sure and look up to the ceiling ;-)
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownJuly 14, 2013
    Built in 1913 and designed by Architect, Cass Gilbert. Height is 792 ft (241 m). Fact; Tallest in the world from 1913-1930.
  • Terecille B.heart icon on user image
    Super cool lobby and tons of history, but too bad it's not open to the public to see.
  • Eugene T.heart icon on user image
    Eugene TroynovNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place! My favorite building in NY .
  • Jay S.
    Jay SpateholtsSeptember 5, 2012
    Cathedral of Commerce,” a $68 million deal made, the tower will be turned into about 40 luxury apartments, including a five-level penthouse in the cupola.
  • Rebecca W.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca WDecember 18, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Possibly one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BMay 8, 2012
    Tile work on the lobby ceiling is beautiful! Lobby of tv show Ugly Betty was filmed on one of the office floors upstairs. Will have to look into this vault business...
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
    Did you know? The Woolworth Building is covered in a whopping 7,500 tons of terra cotta cladding and ornament.
  • Richard L G.heart icon on user image
    Richard L GantOctober 10, 2015
    The small little coffee shop on Barclay Street is excellent!
  • Sheenaheart icon on user image
    SheenaDecember 24, 2017
    Historic gem! Even the bike room is woolworthy, ha ha
  • naveen
    naveenNovember 24, 2010
    sneak into the subbasement and check out the abandoned bank vault. you might want to take a flashlight.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HogueMarch 27, 2012
    241 metres (791 ft), tallest building in the world 1913-1930.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzDecember 7, 2012
    Completed 1913, Gothic style.
  • allison
    allisonJuly 28, 2016
    1913 architecture
  • Bartolokom K.heart icon on user image
    Bartolokom KomAugust 28, 2012
    I love NY ....
  • Mike R.
    Mike RosenbergApril 4, 2011
    If you are claustrophobic, beware the tiny elevators
  • Neil D.
    Neil DesPresApril 6, 2011
    NO TOURISTS ALLOWED BEYOND THIS POINT!
  • Mario 4.
    Mario 4sqFebruary 24, 2011
    Forse in molti non sanno che questo è il primo grattacielo costruito a New York
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