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Copper Tracery


Original copper tracery Collection of the Woolworth Building Archives The roofline of the main office block was ornamented with delicate filigree made of hollow copper, visible in photograph below. On the wall is a section of copper tracery like the one on the gabled roof and setback at the 30th story. It was removed due to deterioration caused by acid rain.