Join Untapped Cities for two insider tours of the Woolworth Building

Posted On Thu, July 19, 2018 By

Posted On Thu, July 19, 2018 By In Events

After its iconic neo-Gothic architecture and copper crown, the Woolworth Building is known by New Yorkers for being off-limits to the public, but Untapped Cities is your source to get inside the landmark. Next week, they’ll be hosting their uber-popular Special Access tour, which takes guests into the spectacular “cathedral-esque” lobby and mezzanine, as well as the cellar level with its abandoned bank vault and subway entrances. You’ll learn about the building’s history, restoration, and incredible interior Art Deco architecture. And for those true history buffs, next month they’ll offer a VIP version of this tour with building architect Cass Gilbert’s great-granddaughter, Helen Post Curry.

Though the Woolworth Building’s cathedral-like interior of glass and marble is landmarked, security concerns after 9/11 rendered it closed to the public unless you lived or worked in the skyscraper, once the tallest in the world. On the Special Access Tour, you’ll get a complete picture of the engineering feat and aesthetic masterpiece that the skyscraper is.

Tickets are $40 each. Book here:

Special Access Tour of the Woolworth
Building

Cass Gilbert was Helen Post Curry’s paternal great-grandfather and she began running tours in the Woolworth Building on the 100th anniversary of the landmark. As Curry says herself, “there are so many behind-the-scenes “secrets” about the Woolworth Building.”

Tickets for the VIP Tour are $45 each. Book here:

VIP Tour of the Woolworth
Building

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