The Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan is one of the true architectural marvels of the City. Once the tallest building in the World, the skyscraper was one of the first to use steel to reach the skies.
Perhaps more notable than the skyscraper’s height was its intricate, Gothic-styled ornamentation in the lobby and facade. Up until 9/11 the lobby was open to the public for viewing, but can only be seen now on a private tour.
Viewing NYC recently attended one of these special lobby tours, and we even got to peek behind the ornamentation, into the lower basement levels which have nearly a century of piping and machinery all intertwined and overlapping each other in an ordered chaos.
Check out this site if you are interested in attending a Woolworth Building tour and/or learning more about the history of this amazing landmarked building.