Author: Frank W. Woolworth
Number Of Pages: 174
Details: Excerpt from Dinner Given to Cass Gilbert, Architect
In the banqueting-hall the eight hundred guests leaped to their feet with an irrepressible cheer. Outside, in Broadway and historic City Hall Park, the thousands who had been patiently awaiting this mo ment, first gasped, then shouted their admiration, as the wonderful Woolworth Building sprang into full view against the blackness of the night. Standing there, gazing up, up, up to the summit of the sixty storied edifice, towering in silent majesty and en thralling beauty over the lesser, but still impressive, piles of lower Manhattan Island, not one among the multitude of fascinated onlookers failed in that awe inspiring instant to understand why the President of the United Sates had consented to participate in the opening ceremonies.
It was, after all, something far more than a mere office-building at which they were gazing. It was the highest and one of the most beautiful structures ever erected for the daily occupancy of man – the highest structure of any sort in the world, excepting only the Eiffel Tower in Paris – and it was a structure erected on American soil, in accordance with thefiashmi to President Wilson in Washington a tele graphic message, announcing that everything was in readiness for him to open the building.
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