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Flatiron Building, New York City: 59 reviews and 100 photos

  Thin and gorgeous - Oct 09
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  • Thin and gorgeous - Oct 09 - New York City
      Thin and gorgeous - Oct 09
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  • Beaux-Arts architecture - Oct 09 - New York City
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  • Backside of the Flatiron Bldg - Oct - 09 - New York City
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  • Neoclassical details - Oct 09 - New York City
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  • Top of the Flatiron - Oct 09 - New York City
      Top of the Flatiron - Oct 09
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One of New York's most admired buildings, the Flatiron Building is certainly unique due to its very slender figure. It takes its name from its unusual triangular-shaped lot on which it was built, resembling a flatiron (pronounced "flat-iron" = an old fashioned iron). It was built in 1902, and with its 87 metre height, it was the world's highest building until 1909, when the neighbouring Metropolitan Life Tower was constructed. The Beaux-Arts design, with Neoclassical influences, is by the architect, Daniel Burnham, who designed numerous landmark buildings around the United States and beyond, including Union Station in Washington, DC. The Flatiron building is located at a strategic intersection, just south of Madison Square Park, on 23rd Street at the point where Broadway and Fifth Avenue meet. The area immediately surrounding the building has become known as the Flatiron District.

Address: Flatiron District: 175 5th Avenue @ 23rd St
Directions: Between W 22nd St.& W 23rd St. Flatiron
Phone: 212 477 0947
Website: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GRP/GRP024.htm

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2009
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