Woolworth Building facts for kids
|Tallest in the world from 1913 to 1930[I]|
|Preceded by||Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower|
|Surpassed by||Bank of the Manhattan Company Building
(now named The Trump Building)
|Location||New York City
|Antenna spire||241 m (792 ft)|
A businessman named Frank Winfield Woolworth wanted the building to be built for his business, F. W. Woolworth Company. It was created by an architect named Cass Gilbert. The building was called the Cathedral of Commerce, which means it was like a church of business.
The Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930. Before it was built, the tallest building in the world was the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. The Bank of the Manhattan Company Building (now named The Trump Building) became the tallest twenty-seven years later.
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