VIP Tour of the Woolworth Building (led by Cass Gilbert’s Great Grand-daughter)

Oct 27 at 3:30–4:30pm, 5–6pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Organized by Untapped Cities

Untapped Cities is excited to offer this new, exclusive tour of the normally off-limits Woolworth Building led by building architect Cass Gilbert’s great granddaughter, Helen Post Curry, who runs the Woolworth Building tours. Cass Gilbert was Curry’s paternal great grandfather and she began running tours in the Woolworth Building on the 100th anniversary of the landmark. “There are so many behind-the-scenes secrets about the Woolworth Building," says Curry, and we’re excited to share them with you.

Tour highlights:

  • Access the Woolworth Building, which is normally off-limits to the public, with building architect Cass Gilbert’s great granddaughter, Helen Post Curry.
  • Learn about the history of the building, how it was created and how has been restored over the years.
  • Visit the spectacular “cathedral-esque” lobby and mezzanine of the building, nicknamed the “Cathedral of Commerce.”
  • Explore the cellar level where you will see an abandoned bank vault and former direct access to the NYC subway.
  • Contemplate many Art Deco details, including the gorgeous mailboxes and elevators.

What to know:The tour is one-hour long and is happening rain or shine! Please do not enter the Woolworth Building without our tour guide. Wait outside until the tour guide arrives; photographs are allowed but no flashes or videos will be permitted. There are no public restroom facilities available, and no food or drink or pets are allowed in the building. Children under 10 years old are not permitted. No cancellations or refunds. Bring comfortable shoes.

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