Delight everyone on your greeting card list with this note card featuring the Woolworth Building, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. Tanu Vasu the illustrator behind the instagram @nyccurated explores the history of New York through a series of whimsical illustrations, some of which are inspired by black-and-white photographs from New-York Historical's archives and reimagined in her colorful creations. 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.
- Handmade and printed in New York City on 300gsm card stock.
- 4" x 6"
- 300 gsm artisanal paper