The magnificent Woolworth Building in New York City, one of the most gorgeous skyscrapers ever built, turned 100 on this week. The Woolworth Building, still impressively rising to 792 feet/ 241 meters was the tallest building in the until surpassed by the magnificent art deco Chrysler Building (1930) and Empire State Buildings (1931).
Gothic fantasy, and not art deco -- which would come later --, is the style in which it was built. The lobbies and interiors are magnificent, and could not be reproduced today without extraordinary cost. There is a gargoyle of department store magnate Frank Woolworth holding a model of the building in the lobby which I show below.
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|Statue of Frank Woolworth Holding Model of Skyscraper in Lobby|