6. Woolworth Building

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The Woolworth Building letter box contains many of the Gothic motifs that abound on the exterior and interior lobby, including salamanders if you look closely. The amphibian was included as a primary design element in the building because they were once thought to be able to survive fire–a symbol of Woolworth’s claim that the building was fireproof.
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