Woolworth Building
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Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building
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Learn how the biggest retail tycoon of the early twentieth century and a star architect changed the NYC skyline forever. Designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 to be Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world for 17 years. Long closed to the public, architectural tours of its magnificent vintage lobby are now available.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Park Place • 1 min walk
  • City Hall • 2 min walk
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4.5
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Decades after completion, Woolworth Building is still an encompassing presence in Manhattan. The iconic skyscraper has long been one of the most recognizable buildings in New York. Unfortunately it is not open to public.
Written 14 September 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
One of the earliest skyscrapers in NYC, it was designed to look like a gothic cathedral, so spend some time to pick out the details. The entrance is superb. It's placement on the City Hall square is important and sets it out for a good look with the open space in front. Nice preserved.
Written 7 July 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
One of the most striking skyscrapers of an early 20 century era along with the Empire State building and Chrysler.
Terrific Gothic style high rise of a trade magnate close to NYC City Hall and its park, as well the Brooklyn bridge.
Written 19 June 2022
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halsalli
Bath5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
There may be Covid reasons but although masked up and just wanting to browse the foyer, the security guard in no uncertain terms told us “it is not allowed”. Guess they ought to put a sign up rather than have a sarcastic Englishman answering back!
Written 1 April 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
The Woolworth Building is in the financial district of down town Manhattan and is a really nice piece of old architecture. Recommended.
Written 5 February 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
One of the original skyscrapers in the city, this one looks like a gothic cathedral, only it's an office building built way up. Stop and admire all of the decoration and peer into the lobby.
Written 31 December 2021
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WanderingTurtles
Athens, Greece202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We did not do a tour; we just stopped by and explored a little bit on our own. It is an amazing piece of architecture and well worth a visit.
Written 28 November 2021
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
On our way from Midtown to the financial district, we stopped to admire Woolworth Building, which is truly majestic and gigantic with its turrets and lovely details everywhere you look.
We did not enter the building, but we spent some time in the cold checking it out from every side and we really loved it. Can only imagine how beautiful is the interior.
Written 17 March 2020
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Carlos V
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Did the Deluxe 90 Minute Tour on March 2nd. Guide was super friendly and tour started on time. Luckily the group was small (4) which allowed for more questions and more details to be shared. The lobby is beautiful and there is so much to take in but our guide made it a bit easier by pointing out selected elements and gave a bit of background to them. It was also nice to see photographs and get a bit of history of the area as well. The pace was perfect with enough time to take photos but to really appreciate the space. Would definitely recommend.
Written 9 March 2020
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joan h
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Excellent - our tour guide was outstanding - Shared fun stories and covered enormous amount of information
Would consider the 90 minute tour next time
Highly recommend
Written 8 March 2020
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