‘The Woolworth Building & Five-and-Dime Store Legacy’ Webinar
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Between 1913 and 1930, one building in downtown Manhattan not only dominated the NYC skyline, but also held the title of ‘tallest building in the world’ for over 17 years. This is the story of one of New York’s most iconic skyscrapers, and the eccentric retail store pioneer who had it built using his hard-earned nickels and dimes.
Join New York Adventure Club as we embark on a virtual journey through the world-famous Woolworth Building — commissioned by Frank Woolworth in 1910 to house the Woolworth Company’s corporate headquarters, this neo-Gothic style skyscraper designed by architect Cass Gilbert laid claim to the world’s tallest building from its opening in 1913 until 1930.
Led by NYC licensed tour guide Bob Gelber, our virtual experience surrounding the aptly-named “Cathedral of Commerce” will include:
- The origin story of the landmarked skyscraper, from its creation for “Five-and-Dimes” founder F.W. Woolworth to why its design was ahead of its time
- An overview of F.W. Woolworth, and why his bargain retail stores were so successful
- A virtual look at the incredible architectural details of the building, from its terracotta facade to ornate lobby (considered one of the most spectacular lobbies in the world)
- Rare photos of off-limit areas in the historic building, including the former subterranean safe deposit box vault, remnants of Woolworth’s office, and the Woolworth Tower Residences, a new luxury apartment community that recently took over the top 30 floors of the Woolworth Building
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Bob — any and all questions about the Woolworth Building are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a weekBuy tickets/get more info now