Built in 1913, the Woolworth Building is one of New York City’s most beautiful, iconic structures. Its monumental lobby was closed to the public for 12 years but has recently reopened for tours. Take the 30-minute guided lobby tour and you’ll be able to view this landmark building’s sumptuously ornamented lobby, including the grand marble staircase and glass mosaic ceiling, as well as take photos and hear a brief history of the building’s construction and its unique terracotta exterior. Take the 60-minute guided lobby tour for a more in-depth look at the majestic lobby — you’ll also learn about the building’s role in helping form Manhattan’s skyline, and about Frank Woolworth, who commissioned the building, and Cass Gilbert, its architect. All of the guides, many of whom are historians and authors, have studied the Woolworth Building for years and are passionate about the stunning Gothic structure and its history.