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Thread: Woolworth Building - 233 Broadway - by Cass Gilbert

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    The woolworth, after a long whirlwind romance,
    inspired me to fall in love
    with the Municipal building
    and some other enchanting bricks.
    What a corner. It is my absolute favorite.
    I have imagined over and over again just peeping inside.
    I have bought books and bios, just absurdly obsessed.



    Frank Woolworth said he "made the lobby for all the people".
    And now, only selected individuals can go inside.
    I hope it really will preserve it longer, because it breaks my heart.
    ..would die to go inside.. see frank's office... the pool downstairs.


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    I have always wanted to get inside to shoot the astonishing gothic-inspired lobby of the Woolworth building. I read somewhere that the inspiration for the building came from Woolworth's vision of himself as akin to some kind of Medieval merchant-baron. Whatever his trip was...we're glad he was on it! Here's another gallery of photos of the Woolworth Building from different perspectives:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post
    WOW!!!!! Can you imagine living here???!!!
    FYI nobody will be living here, Witkoff has called off conversion plans

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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6 View Post
    FYI nobody will be living here, Witkoff has called off conversion plans
    So I assume we'll see a boutique office building then?

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    the building is there, what do you mean a boutique office building? They are renovating space yes but they are not taking the thing down!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6 View Post
    the building is there, what do you mean a boutique office building? They are renovating space yes but they are not taking the thing down!!!
    I would hope not, I just meant that the building would be renovated and marketed as a new office building.

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    i definitely dig this building's top in the downtown skyline. i can see it from my apt. people are currently working in here, so must just be a reno.

    btw, near the top before it triangulates, from the south it looks like there is a large candle in a window/passageway on the SE corner of the building. it must not be a candle, but it certainly adds to the buildings gothic mystique and is fun to look at!
    Last edited by mumbles; February 26th, 2007 at 10:48 PM.

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    Drove by the Woolworth last night and I was astonish to see it drenched in a golden light. It was absolutely breathtaking. I always thought they only lit it up green and white. Is this new?

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    wow mumbles- I'm certainly envious of your view. That sounds spectacular.

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    didnt read the whole thread...arent students living there now?

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    students?? Of what school, and where do I register?

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    My understanding is that:

    1) NYU school of continuing studies holds classes in the building (but they have a seperate entrance, which is decidely not that majestic) and
    2) as kliq6 pointed out, the condo conversion of the building fell through, so therefore no one is currently living in the buidling

    has anyone heard anything different?

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    Saw this pic of the Woolworth over at ssp (warning: lots of pics, click only if you have a fast connection) and all I can say is WTF!!?


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    What happened!?!? Is that real? It looks like they haphazardly did pointwork or something. Isn't Woolworth landmarked?

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