Woolworth Building

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Woolworth Building

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 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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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Park Place • 1 min walk
  • City Hall • 2 min walk
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halsalli
Bath3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
There may be Covid reasons but although masked up and just wanting to browse the foyer, the security guard in no uncertain terms told us “it is not allowed”. Guess they ought to put a sign up rather than have a sarcastic Englishman answering back!
Written 1 April 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland16,899 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
The Woolworth Building is in the financial district of down town Manhattan and is a really nice piece of old architecture. Recommended.
Written 5 February 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA12,709 contributions
Oct 2021
One of the original skyscrapers in the city, this one looks like a gothic cathedral, only it's an office building built way up. Stop and admire all of the decoration and peer into the lobby.
Written 31 December 2021
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WanderingTurtles
Athens, Greece200 contributions
Mar 2021
We did not do a tour; we just stopped by and explored a little bit on our own. It is an amazing piece of architecture and well worth a visit.
Written 28 November 2021
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,109 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
On our way from Midtown to the financial district, we stopped to admire Woolworth Building, which is truly majestic and gigantic with its turrets and lovely details everywhere you look.
We did not enter the building, but we spent some time in the cold checking it out from every side and we really loved it. Can only imagine how beautiful is the interior.
Written 17 March 2020
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LosV1228
6 contributions
Mar 2020
Did the Deluxe 90 Minute Tour on March 2nd. Guide was super friendly and tour started on time. Luckily the group was small (4) which allowed for more questions and more details to be shared. The lobby is beautiful and there is so much to take in but our guide made it a bit easier by pointing out selected elements and gave a bit of background to them. It was also nice to see photographs and get a bit of history of the area as well. The pace was perfect with enough time to take photos but to really appreciate the space. Would definitely recommend.
Written 9 March 2020
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joan h
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Friends
Excellent - our tour guide was outstanding - Shared fun stories and covered enormous amount of information
Would consider the 90 minute tour next time
Highly recommend
Written 8 March 2020
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paulw
London, UK99 contributions
Feb 2020
We did the 1 hour tour on 8 Feb, which covers the lobby and basement.

Chap who gave it was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable - the history of Frank Woolworth is as interesting as the building and our guide knew all about Mr FWW. A true rags to riches story.
Written 3 March 2020
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Marie V
Stockholm, Sweden3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lovely tour, it’s a beautiful building, with interesting history and good stories. Thank you Ed for a great tour!
Written 1 March 2020
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Beau F
New York City, NY3 contributions
Feb 2020
An excellent and thorough tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and genuinely care about the history of the building, the area and those involved in creating and building this whimsical gem of a building.
Written 29 February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building is open:
  • Sun - Mon 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tue - Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Thu - Thu 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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