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.
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