New York City is home to dozens of iconic skyscrapers, and while the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building may have a corner on Midtown, the historic Woolworth Building reigns supreme in Lower Manhattan. Located a stone’s throw from the Mayor’s office at City Hall and a quick walk from the Brooklyn Bridge, this stunning building’s classic tower and gilded lobby are an homage to days gone by, when this eclectic city overflowed with the glitz and glam associated with a more Mad Men era than these modern times. Still, the Woolworth Building seems to hold its own in contemporary culture, showing up in television shows like Ugly Betty and coveted video games like Grand Theft Auto IV. Whether it’s admiring the building’s exterior or marveling at the ornate décor on the inside, a stop at the Woolworth Building is a must on any NYC adventure.
The Woolworth Building is located at 233 Broadway and accessible using public transportation. Travelers can take the 4, 5, or 6 train, or the J or M train to the City Hall stop. Small group and private lobby tours are available daily.