Woolworth Building
(NYLPC Landmark & Interior Landmark& National Register)


Status: Inspected but not affected.*

Woolworth Building (offices), 233 Broadway, bet. Park Place and Barclay St. W side. 1910 - 1913. Cass Gilbert. Partial interior. Façade restored, 1977 - 1981. Ehrenkrantz Group.

"Once much maligned for its eclectic Gothic detail and one-time charcoal Gothic crown, this sheer shaft is one of New York's most imposingly sited skyscrapers."

Gracing the Manhattan skyline at "792 feet with-out setback, it soars; only the Seagram and CBS Buildings have the combination of articulate architecture and massing to achieve similar drama."

Source: AIA Guide to New York City, 4th ed.

Interior: "The symmetrically planned lobby is among the most spectacular of the early 20th Century in New York City." It's rich decorative treatment includes tile mosaics, marble walls and bronze furnishings.

Source: Guide to New York City Landmarks2nd ed.


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