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The Woolworth Building @ 100 Exhibtion

  • 00:00 - 21 March, 2013
The Woolworth Building @ 100 Exhibtion
Woolworth Building at Night,  April 24, 1913. Library of Congress
Woolworth Building at Night, April 24, 1913. Library of Congress

The Woolworth Building @ 100 Exhibtion, taking place at the Skyscraper Museum in New York City until July 14, 2013, celebrates its centennial year in the process of conversion, with office space remaining below and luxury residences planned for the upper tower. Still radiant on the lower Manhattan skyline, the landmark heralds both the past and future of New York as it became the preeminent silhouette on the New York skyline and took the title of world's tallest office building in 1913 when eighty thousand incandescent bulbs illuminated the New York night. The brilliant spectacle was a career-crowning achievement for the tower's owner, the five-and-dime store king Frank W. Woolworth, who paid for the skyscraper with his personal fortune and took a hands-on role in every decision of its design. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Cite: "The Woolworth Building @ 100 Exhibtion" 21 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/342539/the-woolworth-building-100-exhibtion/>
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