Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City

The Woolworth Building, at 233 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, designed by architect Cass Gilbert and constructed between 1910 and 1912, is an early US skyscraper. The original site for the building was purchased by F. W. Woolworth and his real estate agent Edward J. Hogan by April 15, 1910, from the Trenor Luther Park Estate and other owners for $1.65 million. By January 18, 1911, Woolworth and Hogan had acquired the final site for the project, totaling $4.5 million. More than a century after its construction, it remains, at 792 feet (241 m), one of the 100 tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the 30 tallest buildings in New York City. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966, and a New York City landmark since 1983.
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    14:00 - 15:30

  • Mon

    14:00 - 15:30

  • Tue

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Wed

    14:00 - 15:30

  • Thu

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Fri

    13:00 - 15:00

  • Sat

    11:30 - 15:30

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  • Kevin Garrett

    - 24 August 2018 -

    It's a gorgeous building not really open to the public but I have business there and it is an incredible place.

  • Richard Tagliamonte

    - 19 August 2018 -

    . As a historical landmark that is repurposed for both business and residential services, The Woolworth Building maintained it's standing as a destination location. . Superior architectural design and construction has left the Landmark in an excellent position to weather a financial downturning economy. . New elevators, impressively polished floors, good and courteous service staff make this a welcoming place. . Highly recommend a tour of this edifice if one is from out of town and visiting from overseas. . Does not get much better. .

  • Zarni Ohn

    - 28 June 2018 -

    The tour we were on took us through various areas of the lobby and basement. The building itself was absolutely phenomenal with rich history and character. The history of how it was built and the character of Woolworth himself was very interesting. If you get a chance to go on the tour please sign up and enjoy the magic that is the Woolworth Building.

  • Sharon DeFala

    - 23 June 2018 -

    Dark room very reminiscent of an English pub. Limited menu: sandwiches, salads, burgers. But every mouthful was completely on point and the service was prompt and friendly. Perfect light dinner.

  • johnny c

    - 21 June 2018 -

    Very cool historic building. Not really for sightseeing, but if you have to visit the building due to work or health, do take time and look out for the old historic detail architectural designs.

  • Theresa G

    - 12 May 2018 -

    Office building that is a beautiful restored historic gem of the city. Includes a Five and Dime eatery with a soda shop feel.

  • Alison Snyder

    - 10 May 2018 -

    The building is in a very congested location but City Hall and its lovely park is right across the street. The building retained much of the original design inside and has an exquisite lobby and many small but efficient elevators. The rest is mainly offices for various businesses. It is always clean and safe.

  • Derwin Bullard

    - 10 May 2018 -

    Beautiful historic building. Note for tourists... photography is not allowed anywhere within the building. There are signs at the entrance prohibiting entry and photography by tourists. This is a post 9/11 precaution.

  • DonChij

    - 11 March 2018 -

    Apparently tourists are not allowed in, unless they are part of an authorized group. I went there for a meeting, and it definitely is a place worth visiting. The lobby is more than100 years old and it is really beautiful. If you have the chance to go to one of the offices, the views are amazing

  • Jereme Bivins

    - 11 March 2018 -

    This is one of NYC's earliest and most famous skyscrapers (once the tallest). You can take a short tour of the lobby, the surrounding portion of the building, parts of the basement, and hear about the history of it's design and construction from a local historian. It's worth taking for native New Yorkers and tourists alike—especially if you have an appreciation for history or real estate development. You must get tour badges, though, to enter. They won't let anyone in without official business in the building.

Woolworth Building tours

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

Step aboard the teak decks of your elegant 1920s style yachts, the  Manhattan and Manhattan II, and enjoy a 2.75 hour cruise while learning about  NYC's architectural landmarks from the water. The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’...

Woolworth Building Lobby Tour

Come see the magnificent Woolworth Building, a US National Historic Landmark, on this informative guided tour. This world-famous space was granted New York City Landmark status in 1983 but has been long closed to the public. Explore the lobby, designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert, and...

Half-Day NY See It All Tour

The NY See It All tour combines a bus tour with short walks and a ride on the world famous Staten Island Ferry. This 5.5-hour guided tour will make you feel like a New York local. See the top attractions in New York City including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park Zoo, Greenwich Village, Times...

Night Tour of the 911 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge

Your tour begins at Zucotti Park. Head over to St. Paul’s Chapel—also known as “the little chapel that stood”—to learn about the rescue efforts, first-responders and the men and women who gave their lives to save the lives of others. Descend below the streets of New York City into the...

New York City at Night Private Walking Tour

Spend 3 unforgettable hours with your private guide in the city which never sleeps. Explore the most popular New York attractions by night. Discover the city of thousands bright lights, colorful illuminations, glistening skyscrapers and flashing lively streets.  Explore the  Brooklyn Heights and...

Lower Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

The Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) New York Chapter, is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students, and professionals! Aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yachts,...

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