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
- Building type: Skyscraper, Office building
- Architectural style: Neogotyk
- Material: Stone, terracotta tiles
- Cost: 13.5 million dollars
Height: 241.40 m
- Architect: Cass Gilbert
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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