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  Daniel's Manhattan Architecture - Woolworth Building
The Woolworth Building was commissioned in 1910 by Frank W. Woolworth, the head of a multi-million dollar chain of five-and-ten-cent stores.
The Woolworth Building is essentially a twentieth century building clad in fifteenth century gothic details.
The Woolworth Building is indeed worthy of the title "cathedral of commerce." It is not only a monument to the Woolworth empire, but also to the guilded age of New York City commerce and architecture.
users.commkey.net /daniel/wool.htm   (499 words)

  
 New York Architecture Images- THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING
Woolworth wanted his building to become the tallest in New York, and in the world, which meant that it needed to rise more than 700 feet– the height of the Metropolitan Life Tower.
Woolworth financed the skyscraper in cash, which was unusual for a project of this size and cost, and he noted that the tower would be a valuable generator of publicity for the company.
Gilbert covered most of the building in a skin of ornamental cream-colored terra cotta instead of masonry to stress that the walls themselves, despite appearances, were not load-bearing.
www.nyc-architecture.com /SCC/SCC019.htm   (1224 words)

  
 Woolworth
Woolworth looked at life with a hearty sense of humor, and one of his most endearing traits was that he enjoyed nothing more than a chance to laugh at himself.
When Woolworth was born in 1926, the Woolworth Building in Manhattan was the tallest building in the world.
Woolworth drove Porterhouse often in amateur events as a 3-year-old until he finally told Avery, "This horse is too good for me to be driving him." Porterhouse blossomed into a high-class, hard-hitting free-for-aller.
www.ustrotting.com /hoofbeats/woolworth-au.htm   (2786 words)

  
 NEW YORK SCRAPERS - EARLY CENTURY II
The outrage subsequently led to the restriction of continuous vertical growth of tall buildings by the introduction of the 1916 zoning regulations by city authorities.
An indication of the bulk of the building was the fact that it remained the largest office building (by internal volume) in the world until the Empire State Building of 1931.
The building site is only 15 m wide and 27.5 m deep, and the architects remarked that they wanted to make the building "a model for the tall, narrow building in the center of a city block." And it was regarded as such for the next decade of feverish urban construction.
www.greatgridlock.net /NYC/nyc1a.html   (2599 words)

  
 Car Rental NYC and the Woolworth Building
Commissioned by Frank W. Woolworth in 1910, the Woolworth Building is one of NYC's oldest examples of skyscraper architecture.
When Frank Woolworth decided that he wanted to build a new company headquarter he knew he wanted the building to be big and beautiful.
The Woolworth Building is one of a handful of New York Skyscrapers profiled in detail at the institution.
www.allcarrentacar.com /woolworth-building.php   (631 words)

  
 Woolworth Building
Frank Winfield Woolworth, the owner of the '5 and dime' retail chain admired the gothic buildings in Europe, in particular the Houses of Parliament in London.
Until the completion of the Bak of Manhattan tower and Chrysler building in 1930, the Woolworth building was the tallest building in the
The height caused several challenges at the time: it was the first building to have its own steam turbines and it had the fastest elevators (30 in total).
www.newyorkbestoffer.com /nyc/woolworth.htm   (443 words)

  
 Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway The 60-story Woolworth Building is one of the oldest – and one of the most famous – skyscrapers in New York City.
Parkes Cadman during its opening ceremony, and was the tallest building in the world from its opening until the opening of the Chrysler Building in 1930.
The building was owned by the company for 85 years, until 1998, when Venator Group (formerly the F.W. Woolworth Company) sold it to the Witkoff Group for $155 million.
woolworth-building.kiwiki.homeip.net   (454 words)

  
 Woolworth Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the tallest building in the world until the construction of 40 Wall Street (and, shortly thereafter, the Chrysler Building) in 1930.
Woolworth's private office, revetted in marble in French Empire style is preserved.
The building was owned by the Woolworth company for 85 years until 1998, when the Venator Group (formerly the F.W. Woolworth Company) sold it to the Witkoff Group for $155 million [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Woolworth_Building   (540 words)

  
 Woolworth Walk - Art Gallery and Crafts Emporium
Woolworth Walk is proud to announce that there are now more than 150 exhibiting artists and artisans selling and making jewelry, fine art, decorative art and crafts in it’s nearly 20,000 square feet of air-conditioned, quality display and studio space.
Once Sirkin bought the building and began restoration, including restoring the tilework and terracotta glaze on the facade, he began considering options for tenants.
Woolworth Walk Gallery has brought charm and excitement to the beautiful, old Woolworth Co. building, which was constructed in 1938.
woolworthwalk.com   (501 words)

  
 Woolworth Building, New York City
The Woolworth building, known as the 'Cathedral of Commerce', was the tallest tower in the world when built in 1913.
Frank Winfield Woolworth, the owner of the '5 and dime' Woolworth retail chain admired the gothic buildings in Europe, in particular the Houses of Parliament in London.
Until the completion of the Bank of Manhattan tower and Chrysler building in 1930, the Woolworth building was the tallest building in the
www.aviewoncities.com /nyc/woolworth.htm   (471 words)

  
 Building of the Month - Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Even today the lobby of the Woolworth Building is considered to be one of the most sumptuous in New York.
The Woolworth Building was the first to have its own power plant, which generates enough electricity for a city of 5,000.
The genius behind the design of the Woolworth Building is that under the copper finials and flying buttresses there is plenty of space to update the building with modern telecommunications equipment.
www.ctbuh.org /htmlfiles/featured_buildings/bom_wool.html   (821 words)

  
 Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Woolworth Building is unusual among skyscrapers for having been financed in cash.
When the Venator Group (formerly the Woolworth Corporation) announced on June 23, 1998 that it would sell the tower to the Witkoff Group for $155 million, the building changed hands for the first time in its 85 year history.
Woolworth counting his dimes and of Gilbert cradling a model of the building.
www.skyscraper.org /EXHIBITIONS/FAVORITES/fav_woolworth.htm   (301 words)

  
 Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Built at a cost of 13 million dollars, this 60 story steel-framed-skyscraper was the tallest building in New York until the Chrysler building was finished in 1931.
Completed prior to the 1916 Zoning Regulation, the Woolworth building occupies the full surface of its city lot, and its tower is not set back from the street line.
Clad in ivory terracotta panels modelled and decorated in the late 15th century Flamboyant Gothic manner (Woolworth's favored style), this building is the embodiment of a "Cathedral of Commerce" (as it was called by Reverand S. Parkes Cadman).
www.nyu.edu /classes/finearts/nyc/cityhall/woolworth.html   (200 words)

  
 F. W. Woolworth Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The building was completed in 1913 and was the tallest building in the world until 1930.
Woolworths Limited is the largest retail corporation in Australia, operating a variety of supermarket and other retail chains, yet in no way connected to the original Woolworths banner.
Woolworth GmbH was the German unit of Woolworths, but has been separate since 1998 as a result of the original firm's change in focus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/F.W._Woolworth_Company   (1228 words)

  
 Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Woolworth Building was commissioned in 1910 by Frank W. Woolworth, the head of amulti-million dollar chain of five-and-ten-cent stores.
This building had to be a true "cathedral of commerce." The main tower, at the front and center of the building, rises with only three minor setbacks, capped by a pyramidal roof.
Gilbert's challenge was to synthesize traditional aesthetics in the structure of a new office building.
www.sinc.sunysb.edu /Stu/apalm/woolworth.html   (271 words)

  
 New York City Guide: Woolworth Building
At its base, the building is a practical U shaped mass that was designed to maximize the amount of light to the offices.
The Woolworth building is best known for its neo-gothic style and decorations, the main entrance on Broadway resembles European Cathedral entrances.
The Woolworth Building was primarily a rental building as Woolworth only occupied one and a half floors.
www.new-york.me.uk /woolworth_building.htm   (542 words)

  
 King's Square; Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The building was used as a department store and office space.
It is a modern brick and stone structure and has added a a lot to the general appearance of this part of the city.
Woolworth resided in the building for more than thirty years.
www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca /heritage/architecture/woolworth.htm   (119 words)

  
 Woolworth Walk: Gallery & Bazaar - Article: the Arts Forum
But the old Woolworth Building on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville has recently returned to its former Art Deco splendor as Woolworth Walk, a new art space hosting artist's booths and studios.
Woolworth, after all, is a famous name, forever associated with Main Street America.
By restoring the flaking terra cotta frontage, creating a replica of the original Woolworth sign and leaving the building open to the public, Sirkin has successfully allowed a beacon of Asheville's downtown history to shine again.
www.woolworthwalk.com /art/review_aug2003.html   (762 words)

  
 Medieval New York: The Woolworth Building
However, it was not the original concept that the building be of such relatively enormous proportions as the Woolworth Building was to become.
After the caissons were sunk, Woolworth decided that the current plans for the height of the building (already at 750 feet, making it the would-be tallest building) were too meager, and incresed the planned height.
The final cost of the building would be $13.5 million, and while it would have 58 stories, its stories are so large (11-20 ft.) that the building is actually considered to be 79 or 80 conventional stories.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/medny/buttowski   (728 words)

  
 Frank W Woolworth
Frank Winfield Woolworth was born in Rodman NY, Jefferson County on April 13 1852.
The 60 story Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan was once the largest building in the world.
The building was funded by Woolworth's private funds and was dedicated as the Cathedral of Commerce.
www.citywatertown.org /history/woolworth.html   (829 words)

  
 Diana envisions revival of city via Woolworth's building
Carchietta is planning to replace the abandoned row of buildings on Broadway with a building for Newco Dental Inc. of New York City.
Like the Woolworth's project, the four-story Newco building is planned as part of Newburgh's Empire Zone, a state incentive program to create jobs.
Carchietta said he may get fewer tax breaks on the Woolworth's building because his potential tenant — the county — is effectively transferring jobs from elsewhere in Newburgh.
archive.recordonline.com /archive/2002/07/26/jhdoffic.htm   (593 words)

  
 Places in Worcester's Past, Woolworth's
Woolworths was right next door to JJ Newburys Both were what we called Five & Dime Stores or nickel & dime.
I remember sitting in front of the Woolworth's during parades it was the best place to get a seat and then going inside for a coke or just look around at all th eneat stuff - ahh to be a kid again.
I remember sitting in front of the Woolworth's during parades it was the best place to get a seat and then going inside for a coke or just look around at all the neat stuff - ahh to be a kid again.
www.worcestermass.com /places/woolworth.shtml   (821 words)

  
 Seaboard Weatherproofing Lands Coveted Woolworth Restoration Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Called the "Cathedral of Commerce," the Woolworth Building stood as the world’s tallest until the Chrysler Building surpassed it in 1930.
The Woolworth Building is a New York City Landmark, and all work must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which ensures that exterior alterations are historically accurate.
Workers at the building begin their rehabilitation process of the Woolworth Building facade.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/7/prweb266522.htm   (519 words)

  
 Architecture of the Woolworth Building - New York, New York, United States of America
The Woolworth Building is typical of American skyscrapers of its day — a large, wide base followed by a shaft, and topped with some sort of cap or pediment.
It was also designed to please Frank Woolworth who wanted the building to echo the Houses of Parliament in London, of which he was very fond.
To this day the Woolworth Building has managed to retain its stately appearance, and remain a proud member of Manhattan's skyscraper community.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /US/NY/NewYorkWoolworth.html   (377 words)

  
 The Woolworth Building
The view of the Woolworth building from the World Trade Center observation deck.
The view on the Woolworth Building across the Battery Park along the Broadway.
The view on the Woolworth building from the Brooklyn Bridge.
www.wirednewyork.com /landmarks/woolworth/default.htm   (165 words)

  
 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Workspace: The Woolworth Building Overview
The tallest building in the world when completed in 1913, the Woolworth’s signature neo-Gothic spire still holds sway in downtown’s skyline, its delicate latticework accentuated by blocky profiles of surrounding skyscrapers.
Financed by Frank W. Woolworth’s five-and-dime empire, the "Cathedral of Commerce" meshed state-of-the-art modern invention, including the tallest single-track elevator and self-contained climate and electrical systems, with opulent old-world details like an underground Turkish bath and an elaborate marble and mosaic interior design.
In uncharacteristically raw, open-format space on the 33rd floor, generously donated by The Witkoff Group, twelve artists were invited to work on projects that actively engaged with the environment, the exceptional views, and the aesthetic dynamics created by the site.
www.lmcc.net /art/residencies/workspace/woolworth/2003.4/index.html   (223 words)

  
 Woolworth Building, Lower Broadway
Our bible for this series is the aforementioned "Terra-Cotta Skyline" (the author is graciously allowing us to quote from it as desired) and the first thing the Rube realized after reading it is that there's a LOT more terra cotta in NYC then he thought.
It turns out to be the key ingredient in most of his favorite buildings.
It was for a long time the tallest building in the world, and it is still the tallest terra-cotta clad building in the world.
www.nycjpg.com /2003/pages/0701.html   (302 words)

  
 Flood Building mid 1900s
After almost 30 years as a medical and dental center the Woolworth's Department Store took over the first and second floors as well as the basement in 1945.
However, the war years were hard on the building and Woolworth's offered to demolish the landmark in 1951.
The Woolworth's Department Store located in the Flood Building was the largest in the United States until 1992, when it was downsized.
www.floodbuilding.com /mid.html   (163 words)

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