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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you can still visit it, do it. It is an historic building with a beautiful and interesting interior.

Thank Cocomeanest
Reviewed 2 days ago

This building has been here for a real long time. It's definitely not worth going out of your way to see.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth doing. You see the first (ground) floor interiors and the basement plus a range of outside views with illuminating guide giving anecdotes and interesting details. In terms of the history ot architecture it is a must-see. Only thing is you don't get to...More

Thank tcc47
Reviewed 5 days ago

The guided tour was very interesting. Congratulations to the guide: his explanations were accurate and very useful. We learnt a lot about the fascinating life of Mr.Woolworth

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Thank Gilbert S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great tour! Very informative and a unique attraction in NYC. The tour gave a history of the building and we were able to see some interesting architecture.

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Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally took the 90 minute tour of the Woolworth Building with tour guide, Tony Robins. Highly recommended especially if you are interested in architecture, art, New York City history and beautiful places.

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fantastic tour of a great building. The lobby is spectacularly beautiful in itself, but also the tour includes interesting building construction issues, marketing approaches, amenities for the office tenants, and a little gossip about the men involved. It's a glimpse into another...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It always warms my heart to see this building in lower Manahttan.. While you cannot tour the building on your own, walk around and check out the lobby!!! Amazing.

Thank danawyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

guide was terrific little hard to hear overall excellent I highly reccommend this tour. Wish we could have seen more of the building but understand that it is not accessible.

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Thank colejennifer64
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful time on the tour - Ed was a wonderful guide, and presented the information in a format which was both easy to understand, and engaging. I really enjoyed hearing the little-known facts of the building, and it was just great to...More

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What’s in a name? In this case it is the unique title
of “Triangle Below Canal Street” that became a popular
nickname in the 1970s. An attractive neighborhood
filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the
Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan
offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art
galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting
film event, the Tribeca Film Festival, that takes
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Tamar A
April 4, 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
February 19, 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.
June 15, 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