By New York Natives Staff

WOOLWORTH BUILDING

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Where is it? 233 Broadway in lower Manhattan

What’s it done? Constructed by architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1913, the 57-floor Woolworth building stands at an impressive 792 feet tall. It was the tallest building in the world from 1913 until 1930 but now ranks in the top 50 tallest buildings in the U.S. and the top 20 in New York City.

Why is it an icon? This neo-Gothic style building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and a New York City Landmark in 1983.

Quote: “I have always felt that architecture, painting and sculpture were so closely akin that the highest form of art would be the combination of them all. – Cass Gilbert, architect

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