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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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F. W. Woolworth funded this elaborate design on his own dime - and nickel. Designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 as Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the landmarked 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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Woolworth building is iconic and is easy to spot when you are in lower Manhattan. We were lucky enough to get inside with my brother-in-law who has an office in the building. It is a guarded entrance so you cannot just walk in and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing building with a great tour guide man who explained history, architecture, owner and company.

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Thank MireiaSandoval
Reviewed 4 days ago

The guide was professional and friendly. The visit was very interesting. I had never been there. It is a wonderfull building

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Thank 731type
Reviewed 5 days ago

saw the inside years ago but last i looked touristssare not allowed--if you can get in just stare at the lobby and Mr Woolworth's chair--as far as I know they turned it into a coop, but I'm not sure call them if you can get...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tour guide Ed was excellent really interesting he showed us everything even the vault and tunnels in basement really highly recommend not a boring minute

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have lived down the block from the Woolworth building for 16 years and 4 months and FINALLY made it over for a tour Thanksgiving weekend. We had Eddie as our tour guide and he was wonderful. The tour started at City Hall Park across...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only saw from the outside, though you can take a tour. If you take the south loop bus tour you go past it, iconic brand, long disappeared from our high streets and a very interesting story attached to the building. Great design and detail that...More

Thank Isthatyoujohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was the bestest. She made the tour come alive. we learned so much. She was a fount of information

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Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Woolworth building has so much beauty and history inside and you can only enter if you are visiting one of the tenants or taking this tour. Besides, going inside without our extremely knowledgeable and personable tour guide, Nina, would have been missing all of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ed Welter was the guide for a 90 minute tour. He is extremely knowledgable and has a sterling memory. Very pleasant and personable. Ed was thorough and answered all questions. I highly recommend this tour .

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filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the
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Tamar A
5 April 2017|
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Response from Dawbs | Reviewed this property |
We booked through the only authorised booking company after searching Woolworth Building on the internet and took the 60 minute tour, it is the first one that comes up on Google. Our guide was Bob Gelder who was fantastic... More
20 February 2017|
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Response from AdSmith28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are tons of places to eat within a block or two - you're never far from anything in Manhattan and everything is always open, for the most part.
16 June 2016|
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Response from BKNGuide | Reviewed this property |
Alas, the lobby has been closed to the public since 9/11. There is even a sign posted outside the door reading "No Tourists Beyond This Point," a rule aggressively enforced by foul-mouthed security guards. (In happier times... More