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Exterior of the Woolworth Building, center, in Manhattan.
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Exterior of the Woolworth Building, center, in Manhattan. After several decades of being closed to the public the lobby has been opened for tours. (Aug. 14, 2013)(Credit: Charles Eckert)

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Inside the Byzantine and Romanesque Woolworth building

After decades of chasing away the curious who sought to marvel at the iconic Woolworth building's interior of intricate carved wood moldings and Grecian marble walls and staircase, the building's owners opened its doors in April to privately scheduled tours for the first time since 1941.