Located on lower Broadway and the world’s tallest building upon its completion in 1913, the neo-Gothic Woolworth Building is one of New York City’s most celebrated and recognizable skyscrapers—and a stunning achievement in American architecture. Frank Woolworth commissioned architect Cass Gilbert to design the tower to house the headquarters of his eponymous five-and-dime store, and at an impressive 57 stories and nearly 800 feet, the Woolworth Building remains one of the City’s tallest. Nearly 100 years after its construction, the imposing grandeur of the Woolworth Building remains integral to both the NYC skyline and to any downtown walking tour.
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