Woolworth Building

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Woolworth Building
Woolworth Building Apr 2005.jpg
Record height
Tallest in the world from 1913 to 1930[I]
Preceded byMetropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower
Surpassed byBank of the Manhattan Company Building
(now named The Trump Building)
General information
LocationNew York City
United States
Completed1913
Height
Antenna spire241 m (792 ft)
Technical details
Floor count57

The Woolworth Building is a skyscraper in New York City, United States. It is 241 meters (792 feet) tall and has 57 floors. It was built in 1913 and is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

A businessman named Frank Winfield Woolworth wanted the building to be built for his business, F. W. Woolworth Company. It was created by an architect named Cass Gilbert. The building was called the Cathedral of Commerce, which means it was like a church of business.[1]

The Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930. Before it was built, the tallest building in the world was the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. The Bank of the Manhattan Company Building (now named The Trump Building) became the tallest twenty-seven years later.

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  1. "Study for Woolworth Building, New York". World Digital Library. 1910-12-10. Retrieved 2013-07-25.

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