Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York, New York

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Description 

From its completion in 1913 until 1930, this building was the world's tallest. It stands today as a monument not only to Frank W. Woolworth, originator of the variety chain-store, but also to its architect, Cass Gilbert. He won acclaim for his use of Gothic forms and detail, well adapted to the soaring verticality of the skyscraper. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
66000554
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Tudor Revival
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Professional
Current function
Professional
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1911; 1913

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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