Woolworth Building

 

It was the highest building in the world for about 17 years and established new standards for skyscrapers. The building at 233 Broadway, between Park Place and Barclay Street, with its 57 stories above City Hall Park is still there.

It was designed by architect Cass Gilbert for Frank W. Woolworth. The construction of the Woolworth Building officially began on November 4, 1910, after the demolition of old buildings on the site. It was completed in 1913 with a height of 241 meters, being the tallest building in the world until 1930, when it was surpassed by 40 Wall Street (283 m). It became a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

 

Vintage postcard

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

 

 

 

Woolworth Building at night, photograph between 1910 and 1920 by Detroit Publishing Co. Source: Library of Congress.

 

 

Woolworth Building night

 

City Hall Park

 

Woolworth Building

 

Woolworth Building construction

 

Park Row NY

 

Flatiron images

 

Singer building NY

 

Above, Woolworth Building (right) and the Transportation Building (left), completed in 1927. Vintage postcard by Irving Underhill, 1927.

 

NYC Skyscrapers

 

Transportation building

 

 

Woolworth Building in a vintage postcard by Detroit Photographic company.

 

Empire State images

 

Woolworth Building

 

Rockefeller Center

 

Post Office

 

Construction NY building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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