Delight everyone on your greeting card list with this note card featuring the Woolworth Building, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. This illustration is inspired by a black-and-white photograph circa 1910-1913 from New-York Historical's archives reimagined in this colorful creation by Instagram illustrator @nyccurated. Take home a piece of this collaboration and remember that New York history never goes out of style.
The Woolworth was the tallest building in the world when construction was completed in late 1912. Cass Gilbert was the architect, and its owner, five-and-dime store magnate Frank Woolworth, spared no expense on lavish decorations. An inquisitive owl guards the entrance archway, gargoyles tower over its gables, and glistening golden mosaics of Phoenix birds, symbolizing the fireproof quality of the building materials, adorn the lobby of this Cathedral of Commerce.