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Woolworth building marks 100 years

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One of New York City's most remarkable buildings and a fixture of the city's skyline for 100 years is the Woolworth building.

It was named after the man who commissioned its creation, Frank W. Woolworth.

The Five-and-Dime tycoon paid $13M in cash to build the Gothic style, 792 feet tall landmark at 233 Broadway.

The architect behind the structure was Cass Gilbert who is also responsible for designing the Custom House on Bowling Green; the court house at Foley Square and most notably, the Supreme Court in Washington D,C.

 

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