The Woolworth was the tallest building in the world from its opening in 1913 until it was overtaken by the nearby Bank of Manhattan building at 40 Wall Street in 1930. Nicknamed the "Cathedral of Commerce" due to its opulent lobby resembling a great cathedral, the Woolworth is one of the first modern skyscrapers. Built under the direction of Cass Gilbert, one of America’s most important architects, and a team of experts, it is an engineering feat that will be discussed in detail on hour-long tours, led by Woolworth Tours guide Bob Gelber, during OHNY Weekend.
Access Notes: Please note that this tour is intended for adults.
Reservations for this tour are now sold out. Interested in exploring the masterpieces of Cass Gilbert? You may also enjoy the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which requires no reservations! Click on the site’s name to check out its Open Access listing.
Image Credit: Thomas McGovern Photography