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Identifikation

Woolworth Building
Cathedral of Commerce
114681

Karte

Struktur allgemein

Wolkenkratzer
existent [fertiggestellt]
Biegesteifer Rahmen
Stahl
Senkkasten-Gründung
Terra-Cotta
Vorhängefassade
hellgrau
Neugothisch

Nutzung

Gewerbl. Büroflächen
Universität/Fachhochschule

Fakten

  • The Woolworth Building was the most recognizable skyscraper in the world until the Chrysler Building was built in 1930.
  • The tower was designed to be seen as a free-standing skyscraper, so all four sides were treated architecturally.
  • The lower U-shaped part of the building is 29 stories high.
  • Dubbed the "Cathedral of Commerce" upon its completion. Retail magnate Frank W. Woolworth paid for the building out of his pocket...$13.5 million.
  • The Woolworth has a Romanesque lobby with barrel-vaulted ceilings.
  • When Cass Gilbert was designing the Woolworth Building, he wanted to incorporate Gothic themes with the modern idea of a skyscraper. The result, termed Gothic Revival, features gargoyles, arches and flying buttresses.
  • The straight lines of the piers end in the tower decorated with gargoyles, turrents, pinnacles, and colored terra-cotta panels.
  • Also located in the lobby are sculpted caricatures of Frank Woolworth, Cass Gilbert and Louis Horowitz, the builder.
  • World's tallest building from 1913 - 1930; surpassed by The Trump Building.
  • Renovated between 1977 and 1981 for $20 million.

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Ort

229-237 Broadway
1-19 Barclay Street, 2-20 Park Place
233 Broadway at Barclay Street
10007
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technische Daten

791,99 ft
791,99 ft
791,99 ft
197,83 ft
152,13 ft
57
1910
1913
2000
34

Beteiligte Firmen

Cass Gilbert

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Besondere Eigenschaften

  • Eines der bekannten Bauwerke dieser Stadt
  • Städtischer Denkmalschutz
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