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Woolworth Building

New York, New York
County of New York.
233 Broadway
National Register Number: 66000554
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - organizational.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Office Building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 13, 1966):
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.


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