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Learn how the biggest retail tycoon of the early twentieth century and a star architect changed the NYC skyline forever. Designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 to be Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the Woolworth Building was...more
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This was a great tour and the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of this building. Our first time to NYC and this was on my list of things to visit as my mom worked for the company for 50 years. The guide made...More
We came in the front entrance to admire the lobby. The front desk guard told us we could not look, even in the public portion of the lobby, without an appointment. We had to leave immediately. What?? This building is listed on many tourist guides,...More
Bill was knowledgeable and entertaining. Explained the symbolism in the many ornaments on this 100 year old building and told stories of its builder, architect and the neighborhood. Beautiful building and an interesting story.
This was an early skyscraper which was tallest building in 30’ which changed the skyline of this city . The Tycoon and the architect Gilbert . Even after a century it still remains one the tallest building in the US and one of the 30...More
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the Woolworth building. We did the 60 minute tour; she spoke for 75 minutes which was great. She had a binder to show areas of the building that we were unable to visit. The binder photos were in...More
We took our friends to see this building while in NYC. We are all baby boomers and recall fondly our childhood days of going to the local Woolworth store with our moms. The building is beautiful and the guide related lots of history and stories...More
Perfect combination of the history behind this beautiful architectural masterpiece and Frank Woolworth, who built it. Our guide Ed Welter, was outstanding, as he lead us through the tour and explained so many interesting details about the building, the man, and his company. The tour...More
We really loved our hour tour of the Woolworth building. It was made most interesting because of our tour guide, Ed. He was a wealth of information about Frank Woolworth and the building which is a monument to to his legacy. Now we want to...More
Our brilliant guide for the Statue of Liberty tour told us that the Woolworth building was his favourite building in New York. It wasn’t on our radar so we googled it and found this tour. This is the only way you can visit the Woolworth...More
We would’ve liked to have done the 90 min tour but it wasn’t available on our timetable. I think it is worth doing the 90 min if you can as it will go to other areas and in more depth. However the 60 min was fine and we saw... More
We would’ve liked to have done the 90 min tour but it wasn’t available on our timetable. I think it is worth doing the 90 min if you can as it will go to other areas and in more depth. However the 60 min was fine and we saw and learnt lots about this beautiful iconic building. A hidden gem!! Our guide was wonderful and so knowledgable.