The Real Deal New York

This month in real estate history: The Woolworth Building opens in 1913

April 20, 2015 05:00PM
By Adam Pincus

The Woolworth Building

The Woolworth Building

From the April issue: The Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan opened as the world’s tallest skyscraper, 102 years ago this month. The neo-Gothic tower at 233 Broadway was designed by architect Cass Gilbert for the F. W. Woolworth Company, one of the pioneers of the five-and-dime store model. [more]