First of all, I want to give this five stars; I really do. It's a beautiful building all-around, with mosaics, neo-gothic architecture and a retro feel, but you can't go inside. You can, but you have to pay $15 for half an hour to see the lobby, and $45 for a longer tour. I had some time during my last trip from NYC to check out this part of Manhattan, so I used my park whiz app on my smartphone to find a nearby parking spot, saving me time and some money. When I arrived at the building, an unhappy sign stating "Tourists are not permitted beyond this point." The only way in to look at the beautiful lobby was to shell out an unreasonable amount of money. The building was apparently closed to the public after 9/11, but the company that owns it now is just trolling for money. This isn't going to a charity or anything - just the building owner. History should not be for sale.
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