LLNYC’s Look at Listings: The Woolworth Tower’s newest listing

2 Park Place 31A

From LLNYC’s Look at Listings: Commissioned by retail magnate F. W. Woolworth, and designed by Cass Gilbert, 2 Park Place, aka the Woolworth building was officially inaugurated on April 24, 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson flipped a switch in the White House to illuminate what was then the world’s tallest building. Almost a century later, Alchemy Properties bought the top 30 floors of the tower and started converting them into 33 loft-like homes, which are designed by Thierry W. Despont.

At $26.4 million, this is the most expensive of those homes to hit the market to date. [more]