7. Part of the Manhattan Project Was Headquartered in the Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building directory

According to Roy Suskin of the Witkoff Group, the real estate development firm that currently owns part of the building, the Woolworth Building was where the Manhattan project managed its payroll and produced false identities.The Atomic Heritage Foundation tells us that the Manhattan Project scientists, including spy Klaus Fuchs, actually worked on uranium enrichment inside the Woolworth Building. It’s indeed one of the places listed in this mapping of Manhattan Project locations in NYC.