8. All these Original Decorative Pieces from the top of the Woolworth are in the Basement

decorative elements at the Woolworth building

This pile of decorative elements is a treasure trove for antique collectors. Originally at the top of the Woolworth Building, they deteriorated from the elements and starting breaking apart. You can imagine how dangerous it would be if one of the spikes fell the nearly 800 feet from the top onto the street.

One of them is currently being used as a cast in order to create replacement railings for the building and the rest are stored in the former engine room of the Woolworth Building, which once provided power and lighting to the skyscraper.