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    Woolworth Building & 9/11 Memorial Plaza Tour

    Open your eyes and ears to a story about skyscrapers, commerce, and terrorism in New York City. The tour will start with the Woolworth Building, an early skyscraper by the architect Cass Gilbert. Then it will progress towards the September 11 Memorial site, emphasizing the architectural evolution of NYC skyscrapers and the roles that the Woolworth building and the World Trade Center have played in world commerce. You'll find out why New York City has been a target of terrorists since the late nineteenth century, especially why the World Trade Center was chosen for the attack on 9/11. This will be complemented by stories of heroism and sacrifice that took place on ground zero. After this tour, you'll gain a new appreciation for the resilience of this country.
    Woolworth Building & 9/11 Memorial Plaza Tour

    233 Broadway, New York

    • Embark on a tour of the Woolworth Building and 9/11 Memorial Plaza
    • Learn about the intertwined relationship among skyscrapers, commerce, and terrorism in NYC
    • Feel a sense of hope as you hear about stories of heroism and sacrifice that took place on ground zero
    • Gain a new appreciation for the resilience of this country
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    Architect Gilbert Important Building Tour

    Gain access to three of architect Cass Gilbert's most important buildings in New York City: the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, the Woolworth Building, and the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse. At the Custom House, which is now a National Historic Landmark, you'll witness the building's inteior elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight. Imagine WPA-era murals by painter Reginal Marsh and intricately impressive woodwork by Tiffany Studios. You won't want to leave your camera behind for this one! Next stop is the Woolworth Building, the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930. With state-of-the-art steel construction, fireproofing, and high-speed elevators for its time, it's an icon of American ingenuity! You'll get an exclusive peek into the inside of this "Cathedral of Commerce," which has long been closed to the public. Lastly, you'll visit the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse located a few blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge. This building has a whopping 23 courtrooms, 16 of which are original to the courthouse. If you're an American history fanatic, you won't wont to miss out on this!
    Architect Gilbert Important Building Tour

    233 Broadway, New York

    • Gain exclusive access to 3 of architect Cass Gilbert's most important NYC buildings
    • Visit the Custom House, where you'll get to witness the 140-ton dome skylight
    • Peek inside the Woolworth Building, which is normally closed to public access
    • Feel the patriotism that saturates the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse
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    Woolworth Building Tour (90 Min)

    Granted New York City Landmark status in 1983, the Woolworth Building is normally closed to the public, but on this private tour, you can get exclusive access to all three areas of the main lobby! Your tour guide will provide a brief discussion of some of the more important elements of the building, including the neo-Gothic architecture of its unique terracotta exterior. You'll also learn more about the building's interior, from the lobby to the lower level to the mezzanine. Along the way, you'll get a close look at some of the murals and mosaics that have fascinated people for decades. There will be time for you to ask questions and photographs are allowed but no flash or videos are permitted.
    Woolworth Building Tour (90 Min)

    233 Broadway, New York

    • Explore the Woolworth Building on an exclusive tour
    • Learn about the neo-Gothic architecture of the building's unique terracotta exterior
    • Take pictures of the lobby, lower level, and mezzanine that are closed to the public
    • Discover fun facts about the building that was granted NYC Landmark status in 1983
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    Woolworth Building Tour (60 Min)

    Granted New York City Landmark status in 1983, the Woolworth Building is normally closed to the public, but on this private tour, you can get exclusive access to all three areas of the main lobby! Your tour guide will provide a brief discussion of some of the more important elements of the building, including the neo-Gothic architecture of its unique terracotta exterior. You'll also learn more about the building's interior, from the lobby to the lower level. Along the way, you'll learn more about the designers and the owners of the Woolworth Building. There will be time for you to ask questions and photographs are allowed but no flash or videos are permitted.
    Woolworth Building Tour (60 Min)

    233 Broadway, New York

    • Explore the Woolworth Building on an exclusive tour
    • Learn about the neo-Gothic architecture of the building's unique terracotta exterior
    • Take pictures of the lobby and the lower level that are closed to the public
    • Discover fun facts about the building that was granted NYC Landmark status in 1983
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    Woolworth Building Tour (30 Min)

    Granted New York City Landmark status in 1983, the Woolworth Building is normally closed to the public, but on this private tour, you can get exclusive access to all three areas of the main lobby! Your tour guide will provide a brief discussion of some of the more important elements of the building, including the neo-Gothic architecture of its unique terracotta exterior. You'll also learn more about the building's interior, such as the corbels with likenesses of the building’s owner, Frank W. Woolworth and Cass Gilbert, the architect. Along the way, your guide will give you some fun trivia that will be sure to surprise you! There will be time for you to ask questions and photographs are allowed but no flash or videos are permitted.
    Woolworth Building Tour (30 Min)

    233 Broadway, New York

    • Explore the Woolworth Building on an exclusive tour
    • Learn about the neo-Gothic architecture of the building's unique terracotta exterior
    • Take pictures of the grand interior lobby, which is closed to the public
    • Discover fun facts about the building that was granted NYC Landmark status in 1983
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