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Old Posted Dec 18, 2008, 12:29 AM
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Does anyone have any advice about how to get inside to see the lobby of the Woolworth Building? If you try to these days, security guards are poised to aggressively and obnoxiously pounce on anyone trying to enter and see it, chasing folks off with squawks about this being private property.

Any suggestions about how to beat this unfortunate circumstance?

I'm assuming if one has business with a company housed in the building that this wouldn't be a problem. Failing anything else, is there a list of tenants of the building? Couldn't find one online beyond the Control Group Inc and the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies' Center for Global Affairs.

Many thanks for any suggestions.
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Does anyone have any advice about how to get inside to see the lobby of the Woolworth Building? If you try to these days, security guards are poised to aggressively and obnoxiously pounce on anyone trying to enter and see it, chasing folks off with squawks about this being private property.
It's their right, and there are valid security concerns these days. If you have legitimate business inside the building, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Strange how times change... people (including myself) would be up in arms if they were planning to tear something like that down now, frankly it's quite beautiful...
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^ A lot of people don't like the Barclay St tower, but I think it's an understated complement to the Woolworth...
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The Woolworth Building, possibly among the most beautiful skyscrapers ever built. I'm not much into the Skyscraper Gothic style, but the Woolworth Building is just in a class by itself, as an example of a sine qua non archetype of a style par excellence along with Chrysler, ESB, Pan Am, Seagram, and PSFS here in Philly.
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Always thought these were a little similar...

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It should be against the law to even think about tearing down the Woolworth building.
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Wonder what it was like watching a world's tallest go up in those days. By then, it was pretty much a Manhattan thing.
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Woah! Great picture! I wonder what the view from the top is like...
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Even I must acknowledge the preeminence of the Chrysler Building as the most glorious skyscraper ever erected, a general opinion I have always agreed with (though disguised earlier within this particular thread).

However, the Woolworth Building, with its splendid ornamentation and extraordinary history (the loftiest skyscraper in the world, paid full in cash), is indeed one of the loveliest manifestations of a natural physical form for a soaring building.

Additionally, its towering base, previously derided in this thread as overbearing, maintains a height which I believe brought uniformity, harmony and architectural understanding to the burgeoning lower Manhattan skyline of the 1910s. The criticisms against the massing of the building, I feel, are further weakened by the Gothicized vertical bands that happily marry the base to its thinner, taller extension.

Wonderfully written, though I believe the Woolworth Building to indeed be the greatest skyscraper ever built, especially in New York City.
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