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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...more
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233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a 1-hour tour of the Woolworth Building Lobby proved to be the highlight of my recent New York City stay. It more than satisfied my interests in history and architecture. I had walked around this magnificent Neo-Gothic 60-story skyscraper many times during past visits,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The design of one of the world's first skyscraper was supposed to evoke a gothic cathedral, so one should view it with that concept in mind. It's exquisite inside and out.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the 60min tour because my 15yo son is a fan of buildings, and needless to say he was soooo excited about knowing every detail of the design of this building, and to be honest I enjoyed it too very much, the building itself...More

1  Thank womenrule
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only way to how you can get inside the building is the official Woolworth Building tour and you will like it. Quite lazy (everything is located around the building and inside of it under nicely A/C atmosphere, which you will appreciate during hot summer...More

Thank Mihails83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so named when it was built in 1913. It was the tallest building in the world at that time. You can't tour the building without an appointment because it is a secure office building today. I have had the pleasure of seeing it....More

Thank Edward L
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I love this building. I have some classes with NYU in it and it makes me smile every time I go in. It's so grand, and beautiful & the history is just fantastic. I've never managed to get in the 'proper bit' but I always...More

Thank Loulabee33
Reviewed September 5, 2018

If you can get into the lobby and marvel at this awesome ode to commercialism and capitalism in it's robber-baron days, don't miss the Woolworth Building. The lobby is spectacular and it makes one wonder how such craftmanship and beauty of design came together. A...More

Thank swish13
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Since the lobby is closed to the public it is well worth doing the tour. Our tour guide, Nina, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I liked that she included historical context to the building as well as some of the surrounding buildings as well....More

1  Thank rwiede
Reviewed September 2, 2018

One is no longer allowed in the lobby to see some of the most impressive mosaics in NYC, but you can get a glimpse from the outside. Note the niches around the entrance -- they are not saints, they are working people, craftsmen.

Thank Tribecaguy_me
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Must book a Tour that's what I realised when we walk to this building as part of our explore lower Manhattan, beautiful building with lots of history, shame that is being renovated for apartments, but worth atrip to see.

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Tams_in_Oz
October 16, 2018|
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Response from JunctionJo | Reviewed this property |
Their website used to be better in describing the differences between the tours. I don't remember exactly what the 60 minute tour includes, but I know the 90 minute tour takes you up to the mezzanine of the building, which... More
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Marina W
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
A lot of the tour is outdoors near the building. Once inside most of tour is in the lobby (but I don't recall if there was a ramp to get in). A small portion is on the second floor but there is an elevator.
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Tracy B
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the tour I took went into the basement (see my photos), we saw lots of stuff, including the original vault for what had been planned to be a bank
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