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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 yesterday

I thoroughly enjoyed my 60-minute tour of the Woolworth Building lobby recently. Nena, a licensed NY City guide, led an animated and well-informed walk beginning outside the "Cathedral of Commerce," then inside to the grand lobby and downstairs one level. The lobby is a spectacular...More

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Thank mary h
Reviewed 3 days ago

Going around Down Town we came across this magnificent and extraordinary building called Woolworth Building.This 60-storey (792ft) building was completed by Cass Gilbert in 1913 and at that time it was considered the tallest building in New York and the world until 1930 when the...More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was well worth taking the tour to have access to this beautiful building. Our guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable. He gave us a few tips of other things to see while in NYC also, which was an added bonus. I would definitely recommend this...More

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Thank kchew3
Reviewed 4 days ago

We joined the 30 minute tour last weekend and found it very interesting: background of Frank Woolworth, stories about the building and construction period et cetera. Absolutely worth the time and money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was once the tallest building in New York City. It is gorgeous inside and out. You can take a peak through the lobby door to see the wonderful valuted ceiling and detailing in the lobby, however to see anything more you must take a...More

Thank leo1492
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history behind the family and building was very interesting. We thought we would see more of the building for the price.

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Thank Guenter J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Easy to speak with and lovely. She took us on a walk to show some of the buildings and the beautiful work.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took the 90 minute tour given by Ed Welter. The tour was interesting and Ed was a great guide. I gave the tour a rating of 4 only because I wish we had been able to see more of the building,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the sixty minute tour of the Woolworth Building and found it to be educational, entertaining and visually astounding. Ed, our tour guide was well versed in all things Woolworth and the history and background of the family history. He was able to...More

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Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic Landmark of Downtown NYC. Beautiful Building, Old school New York, famous , beautiful details

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 neighbourhood
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
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