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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

Born and raised in NY and never got here! What a treat to get up close and personal with a MARVEL! Every minute was filled with a sight, sound or fact that dazzled.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The first time we stepped foot into this majestic structure, we were promptly asked to leave as it was not open to the general public. For some time now we have wanted to see the inside of this impressive building and, finally, we had our...More

Thank Zofia P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took the 90 minute tour which was incredible. i learned so much about the history of the Woolworth family, the Woolworth Building, and Lower Manhattan. Definitely recommend this tour. Bring your camera for some stunning photos!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bob Gelber was a charming and extremely knowledgeable guide. I was wondering whether I would just be paying for the privilege of seeing something you used to be able to see for free, but the tour provides real added value. And the interior is as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently did the 60 minute tour of the Woolworth Building and really enjoyed it. The 60 min tour includes the lobby and lower level. They also offer a 30 min tour with just the lobby and a 90 minute tour that includes everything on...More

Thank Miramar
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a little extra time in New York City, sign up for a tour of the amazing, crazy, incredible, only open to tour groups tour of the Woolworth Building Lobby. It is spectacular! Ravenna meets Napoleon meets the Houses of Parliament meets High...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were turned away the minute we approached the door. They do not welcome anyone who doesn't work in the building access.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to come close to this building to appreciate it, say across the street. It is also a stone throw away from the Freedom Tower.

Thank celtic1711
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built as the Temple of Commerce back in the turn of the 20th century, this was then the tallest building. Interior is stunning. A must see!

Thank Anise2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gorgeous building - both inside and out. We recently took a walking tour of this iconic Art Deco building, although the tour is limited to the lobby, balcony overlooking the lobby, and downstairs since 9/11. However, it is still worth visiting as you...More

Thank Susan O
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Tamar A
5 April 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
20 February 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.
16 June 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