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    Default Woolworth Building - 233 Broadway - by Cass Gilbert

    Once the World's Tallest Building @ 792 feet, the Woolworth Building is still one of Lower Manhattan's Greatest skyscrapers. *Cass Gilbert is, to put it bluntly, AWESOME!


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    It's proud of its verticality.
    Something contemporary architects have to think about.

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    Yeah small floorplates might be thrilling but no longer make financial sense.

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    Speaking of small floorplates, the GE building at 51st and Lex was apparently so unprofitable that it was donated to Columbia University. *Still, if I headed a small company, I'd love to stick my office up there.

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    ...or a hotel room, or apartment....

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    anyone notice how one of those pointy things on the corners of is different from the rest? One of them appear to be transparent, i mean there is only the frame of the cone shape. Im pretty sure its the northeast cone, when looking downtown from broadway around NYU you notice it, i mean you can see the sky through it, its like they opened it up.

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    I took this shot today for you Yanni. Good eye



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    thanks tugrul! maybe they open it up and have outdoor barbecues? BBQ with a View!!

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    lol. BBQ...mmm...

    Woops! *wipes off drool* ahem!

    The Woolworth building is one of my favorite buildings in downtown. It makes a big impact on the skyline especially now that the WTC is gone...

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    I'm not sure.

    It used to have some significance thanks to the contrast with the monolithic towers.
    Now, it's overwhelmed by the huge, squat boxes that are the new eye-catchers.
    I think the Woolworth building lost more than it gained with the destruction of the WTC.

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    I can only go twice a year too but the Woolworth, the Chrysler, and the WFC are and always will be my favs!

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    Those are three of my favorites too. Though I like the Empire State Building slightly better.

    Maybe your right Fabb...The World Trade Center went well with Woolworth...

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    They did go well together especially when viewing Woolworth between the two twin towers.

    However, Woolworth looks better the closer you get, not a common trait in NY skyscrapers. The detail becomes clear, and it isn't crowded by other buildings.

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    Speaking of those pointy things (from yanni111's post above) check out this photo posted at skyscraperpage.com by forum member TowersNYC


    http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...;threadid=9312

    Transparent indeed! With City Hall below.

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