Want to learn more about the iconic Woolworth Building on its 100th birthday? Visit this blog post from one of our librarians at NYPL’s Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy - it contains all the details you never knew! (Well, maybe you knew, but it is chock full of information that you should read it no matter what you knew.)
April 24th sees the one hundredth anniversary of the opening of the Woolworth Building, at 233 Broadway. In 1913 the Woolworth Building was the tallest inhabited building in the world, and would remain so until the opening of the Chrysler Building, in 1929.