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Woolworth Tower Kitchen

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American-style restaurant in the Woolworth Building

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Financial District
Commercial, Food & Drink

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The Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway was designed by Cass Gilbert, and constructed as the headquarters of F. W. Woolworth’s “Five and Ten” empire in 1913. The Gothic, terra cotta-clad sixty-story building rises seven hundred ninety-two feet above the sidewalk. Its thirty-story tower surmounts a thirty-story base, which occupies lot frontage along Broadway between Barclay Street and Park Place. The skyscraper represents the apotheosis of experiments in tall office building design that began in the 1880s, and it served as standard against which were developed post-World War I innovations in skyscraper structure and style. As of 2011, the Woolworth Building is privately owned, and despite the fact that its exterior and much of its interior are designated New York City and National Historic landmark, the public can only experience the building’s grandeur from the sidewalk. Signs at all entrances, as well as security forces and cameras, are posted to keep...

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