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Exhibition Credits

For their generous support of the exhibition, we express thanks to the proud owners of the Woolworth Building:
The Witkoff Group
Cammeby's International, Ltd.
Additional support provided by Alchemy Properties Inc.

The Skyscraper Museum has benefited from the deep knowledge of the Woolworth Building and enthusiastic support of key individuals, principally the scholar Gail Fenske, who authored the definitive monograph on the skyscraper and served as a co-curator for the exhibition. Roy Suskin, whose unending curiosity about the history of the tower and devotion to its daily functions as the building manager and Vice President of Development, has been a longtime friend of the Museum and has lent documents and curios from their collection. For expertise and advice on the important topic of architectural terra cotta, we are indebted to Susan Tunick, president of the Friends of Terra Cotta. For his extraordinary photography, we once again thank John Bartelstone.

Many individuals generously lent items to the exhibition or facilitated loans: Andrew Alpern; John Bartelstone; Barbara Christen; Erik Absalon and Jamie Farnham at Gladding, McBean; Keith Godard; Linda Hauck at the Tottenville Historical Society; Tom Holman; Wendy Joseph; Pamela Klurfield; Marilyn S. Kushner at the New-York Historical Society; Peter Levenson; William Thomson; Gil Shapiro and Urban Archaeology; Roger Verkuil; Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University; Princeton Historical Society; Museum of the City of New York; Staten Island Historical Society; Staten Island Museum.

Thanks to the following supporters, who responded to our year-end matching-gift challenge: Alice Alexiou; Charles Ayes & Mary Beth Betts; Vicki Been; Wanda Bubriski & Beverly Willis; Kenneth R. Cobb; Helen Curry; Evan Cornog; Rosalie Genevro; Gary Hack & Lynne Sagalyn; Mary & William Louie; Grant Marani; Cathleen McGuigan & David Berridge; John Mollenkopf; Daniel Okrent; James Sanders; Michael Schwenk; Deborah Sale & Ted Striggles.

And finally, thanks to the hard-working staff, interns, and volunteers at The Skyscraper Museum: Bryson Armstrong; Rick Fudge; Sben Korsh; Nicole Lau; Kayla Loveman; Stephanie Morales; Amanda Mullens; Ellie Rubin; Katherine Sullivan; Adam Thalenfeld; Diana Wong; Kerensa Wood.

Carol Willis, Director and Curator

The Woolworth Building @ 100 is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Woolworth Building @ 100 is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.