New York: Privately Printed, 1913. Limited Edition (1000 copies). Decorated Boards. Tall Quarto (9" x 13"), pp ,  leaves of plates. One signed original etching as the frontispiece. Good in original embossed cover, wear to top of spine and extremities. Item #19978
Designed by iconic designer Bruce Rogers, this is a testament worthy of the building it celebrates! "Of this book one thousand copies have been printed and bound for Frank W. Woolworth, for private distribution, by the Munder-Thomsen Company." (from the Verso of the Half Title). A major piece of New York and architectural history, the Woolworth Building was an early American skyscraper and was the tallest building in the world (792') from 1913 to 1930. Designed by Cass Gilbert (the book is dedicated to him), the skyscraper became known as the "Cathedral of Commerce." The 60-story tower with its terra-cotta cladding and neo-Gothic ornament helped to transform the skyline of New York. ... Early in the project, [Frank W.] Woolworth was interested in building an office building that would surpass neighboring buildings. An extremely scarce and impressive document to American enterprise and urban planning.