St Paul's Chapel
After his inauguration in 1789, George Washington worshipped at this classic revival brownstone chapel, which found new fame in the...
This Federal-styled beauty has been home to NYC's government since 1812, and free guided tours of the building run at 10am on Thursdays...
National September 11 Memorial Museum
Just beyond the reflective pools of the September 11 Memorial is the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Architecturally intriguing...
Dark and bustling, Ward III channels old-school jauntiness with its elegant libations, vintage vibe (including old Singer sewing tables...
Vegetarians need not apply at Anthony Bourdain's serious brasserie. Among the elegant light-fixture balls, dark-wood paneling and stiff...
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Woolworth Building information
The world's tallest building upon completion in 1913, Cass Gilbert’s 60-story, 792ft-tall Woolworth Building is a neo-Gothic marvel, elegantly clad in masonry and terracotta. Surpassed in height by the Chrysler Building in 1930, its landmarked lobby is a breathtaking spectacle of dazzling, Byzantine-like mosaics. The lobby is only accessible on prebooked guided tours, which also offer insight into the building's more curious original features, among them a dedicated subway entrance and a secret swimming pool.
At its dedication, the building was described as a ‘cathedral of commerce’; though meant as an insult, FW Woolworth, head of the five-and-dime chain-store empire headquartered there, took the comment as a compliment and began throwing the term around himself.