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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 415-710-6860
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F. W. Woolworth funded this elaborate design on his own dime - and nickel.
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233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 415-710-6860
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cass Gilbert designed this Neo-Gothic building and was completed in 1913 and was the tallest in the world for 20 years. This building was used in a ghostbusters scene. Great veiws from the River.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The building is beautiful with a fascinating history. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, having co-wrote a book on the architect.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour was informative and visually stunning. Our guide Barbara answered every ones questions in detail and made the tour interesting until the very end of the 90 min tour

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nina was so knowledgable of all aspects of the history of the building and presented it in an understandable and pleasant manner.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a great tour, the tour guide was very informative and pleasant! The history of this building was so interesting

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour of the Woolworth tower and were shown some of the interior of this iconic building. Our guide was a walking encyclopedia about Frank Woolworth and Cass Gilbert ( the architect). The building abounds in superb decoration - glass mosaic ceilings, Tiffany...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed the views all around and the architectural design of the building. I liked the gargols Statues all over it. It has somewhat of a gothic feel about it.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

As two friends who are fascinated with historic architecture, the Woolworth Building tour was a must for us. Our guide, Bob, more than fulfilled our curiosity with an in-depth background on Frank Woolworth and the Woolworth company. The structure and lobby provide craftsmanship that is...More

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Thank Rosanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Woolworth building is an iconic building in the landscape and rhythm of lower Manhattan, only recently opened (2013/14) for the public, if you're interested in the social history of New York, architecture and admire great craftsmanship then you must make time to book a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check to see if they have a tour to view the inside. It is really unique although touristy. But what in NYC isn't

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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
hello, wondering which tour company you used? thank you
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
Is there a restaurant or café nearby/
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.
Is anyone able to go into the lobby or does one have to be in a tour group?
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