"Woolworth @ 100"

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Photograph: Courtesy The American Architect
Woolworth Building, Details of Exterior Terra Cotta
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Photograph: Courtesy The American Architect
Woolworth Building, Details of Exterior Terra Cotta
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Photograph: Courtesy Atlantic Te
Woolworth Building, Flying Buttresses at 42nd Story
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Photograph: Courtesy Atlantic Te
Woolworth Building, Man at 49th Story
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Photograph: Courtesy Atlantic Te
Woolworth Building, Termination of Minaret at 51st Story
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Photograph: John Bartlestone
Woolworth Building facade
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Photograph: Courtesy Library of
Woolworth Building Under Construction
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Photograph: John Bartelstone
Woolworth Building Lobby
The Skyscraper Museum, Battery Park City Thursday May 23 2013 12:00 - 18:00
Grand Central isn’t the only NYC icon turning 100 this year. On April 24, 1913—just two months after the transit hub opened—President Woodrow Wilson flipped a ceremonial switch to illuminate the new Woolworth Building, at the time the tallest office building in the world. This exhibit spotlights the elegant green-and-white building, from the initial stages of architect Cass Gilbert’s design and an up-close look at the building’s gorgeous terra-cotta ornaments to an examination of its pop-cultural significance.
Venue name: The Skyscraper Museum
Contact:
Address: 39 Battery Pl
New York

Cross street: at 1st Pl
Opening hours: Wed–Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z to Broad St; R to Whitehall St; 1 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green
Price: $5, students and seniors $2.50