About The Landmark
The Woolworth Building transformed New York City’s skyline and remains one of the most famous skyscrapers in the country. It is a Gothic marvel designed by architect Cass Gilbert for millionaire five-and-dime store owner Frank W. Woolworth. Completed in 1913, the elegant structure was hailed as “the cathedral of commerce” and was the tallest building in the world until 1930.
The building was a showcase for modern technology at the time boasting a 792-foot steel frame set into some of the deepest bedrock in the city. It also featured high-speed elevator service, self-sustaining electrical power, heating and cooling, water supply, and fire protection.
The Woolworth Building was named a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and in 1983, a New York City Landmark. With its extensive terra cotta cladding and a dazzling interior this building is a must see. Plan your visit to the Woolworth Building 233 Broadway, Lower Manhattan
PLEASE NOTE: The Lobby is not open to the general public and public tours are no longer offered at this time.