Daily What?! The Safety Deposit Graveyard and Bank Vault in The Woolworth Building

Safety Deposit Graveyard-Woolworth Building-Interior-Irving National Bank-Vault-Cass Gilbert-NYCSafety deposit “graveyard” discovered in The Woolworth Building

On our last Untapped Cities event that toured the Woolworth Building, we got to see some parts of the landmark space that weren’t shown even on visits¬†we’ve taken with other organizations before. The most unique spot was the bank vault which is no longer in use, but still packed to the gills with safety deposit boxes and files. In this area was a veritable “graveyard” of safety deposits boxes, waiting to be thrown out. We had previously reported on other “non-human graveyards,” so we had a special interest in this oddity.

Safety Deposit Graveyard-Woolworth Building-Interior-Irving National Bank-Vault-Cass Gilbert-NYC_1The bank vault at The Woolworth is unique for its double door system

Irving National Bank was the Woolworth Building‘s main anchor tenant until relocating to their new headquarters at 1 Wall Street in 1931 (they also changed their name to Irving Trust Company at that time).

You can see these spots and more on the next exclusive Untapped Cities tour of the Woolworth Building:

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