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Woolworth Building

So, Woolworth’s is no more. But Frank W. Woolworth’s tribute to capitalism remains. The neo-Gothic building, designed by Cass Gilbert, was the tallest and most modern building in 1913- and paid for in CASH- all $13.5 million of it. It is still one of the 20 tallest buildings in New York. No, it isn’t public art, but the building represents the lost artisanal era of architecture, when every inch of a building was carved with gorgeously intricate work. Now, we just have giant glass towers. Bla.

Ayn Rand, eat your heart out.

Who: Architect Cass Gilbert

What: Woolworth Building

Where: 233 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

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