Woolworth Building in New York (USA) - world's tallest building in the years 1913-1930

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233 Broadway, New York, New York, USA

Date of build

1910-1913

  • Building type: Skyscraper, Office building
  • Architectural style: Neo-Gothic
  • Material: Stone, terracotta tiles
  • Cost: 13.5 million dollars
  • Height: 241.40 m
  • Architect: Cass Gilbert Cass Gilbert
Woolworth Building description and facts:

Woolworth Building was one of the few skyscrapers financed for cash. Built in a Gothic style, the building was to be 625 feet high and cost $ 5 million, but eventually it cost $ 13.5 million and reached a height of 792 feet (241 meters).

Until recently, the building did not have a mortgage, which was unusual for such large structures. On June 23, 1998, the building was sold to the Witkoff Group for $ 155 million, then the building changed its owner for the first time in its 85-year history. Praised in 1913 for its scale of success, the skyscraper resembles a much more admired structure.

The opening ceremony was as fantastic as the building itself. That night, President Wilson in the White House pressed a button which caused the internal lights to light and at the same time the outer lights illuminating the entire facade of the building. During this ceremony, Reverend S. Parkes described the building of Frank W. Woolworth as "the cathedral of commerce".

The world's tallest building in 1913 - 1930, until the building was built Chrysler'a .

Official website: https://www.woolworthtours.com

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Filip
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Filip
12 years ago
...94 lata temu !!! Robi wrażenie.
Mix
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Mix
13 years ago
koleżanka mieszka w stuletniej rozpadającej się ze starości kamienicy, a ja nie mogę się nadziwić - bo Wolwrth za kilka lat będzie miał setkę na karku - i wcale nie jest rozpadającym się ze starości dziadkiem, chociaż w środku ta infrastruktura i instalacje w nim niedomagają...
TEACHER
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TEACHER
14 years ago
proszę ... 30 razy chmura
Karolina 15
#6
Karolina 15
14 years ago
zgadzam się z martmem.
martm
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martm
14 years ago
trudno mi w to uwierzyć... patrzę na wieżę o wysokości której nie ma nawet warszawa, a jest to przecież 1913 rok! nie mogę z podziwu wyjść :)
Kaczmar
#4
Kaczmar
15 years ago
Ale prymitywy to głosują ble brzydze się akich wafli !!
tommy
#3
tommy
15 years ago
no bez kitu łajza jedna z tego highlandera......na pewno z ksiązki jakiejs przepisuje ....
dizzy
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dizzy
16 years ago
ty highlander! ciulu je...any! po co piszesz to samo co jest w opisie?! wsadź sobie te mądrości w du##! gdzie ku...wa nie wejde to tam ten highlander zgrywa cwaniaka!
HIGHLANDER
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HIGHLANDER
16 years ago
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