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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...more
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233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003
+1 203-966-9663
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All reviews minute tour cass gilbert tallest building in the world beautiful lobby architectural history our tour guide gothic cathedral city hall park new york great building great tour lower manhattan art deco highly recommend this tour woolworths commerce gargoyles
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While studying Fine Arts appraisal at NYU some of the classes were held at this beautiful building. While visiting city hall, don't miss this landmark.

Thank DesignNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go and see the beautiful architecture and experience the whispering archway. You find out when you go ;)

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is a very beautiful building . Don't just walk by if you get a chance to stop in and see this beautiful Building.

Thank c y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour - informative and thorough. Knowledgeable and personable tour leader. Gorgeous interior — lots of history about Woolworth and architect Cass Gilbert.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is open to organized tours, not to the general public. It is well worth it go join a tour to see the inside and hear the history. Stunning and awesome.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a 90 minute tour with guide Ray Victor yesterday! Had originally booked a 30 minute tour but was unexpectedly delayed! I’m glad I was delayed because 30 minutes would not have been enough time! The details Ray shared about the history of the building,...More

Thank LMV3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took a 30 minute tour and I must admit that it was well worth the time and money. The architecture is incredible and the building is well maintained. Our guide was very knowledgeable of all the key players that bought the building to life....More

Thank bhlraven1916
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great 30 minute tour of the beautiful Woolworth building lobby. The cost was a reasonable $20. The detail and artistry in just the lobby of this building was incredible - it evoked the feeling of a gothic cathedral - with some whimsy....More

Thank Quonnie
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Taking a 1-hour tour of the Woolworth Building Lobby proved to be the highlight of my recent New York City stay. It more than satisfied my interests in history and architecture. I had walked around this magnificent Neo-Gothic 60-story skyscraper many times during past visits,...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

The design of one of the world's first skyscraper was supposed to evoke a gothic cathedral, so one should view it with that concept in mind. It's exquisite inside and out.

Thank Thomas V
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16 October 2018|
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Response from Jenny823 | Reviewed this property |
We would’ve liked to have done the 90 min tour but it wasn’t available on our timetable. I think it is worth doing the 90 min if you can as it will go to other areas and in more depth. However the 60 min was fine and we saw... More
Marina W
19 August 2018|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
A lot of the tour is outdoors near the building. Once inside most of tour is in the lobby (but I don't recall if there was a ramp to get in). A small portion is on the second floor but there is an elevator.
Tracy B
27 June 2018|
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the tour I took went into the basement (see my photos), we saw lots of stuff, including the original vault for what had been planned to be a bank
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
19 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.