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"The Flatiron Building" Flatiron Building Tip by pili

Flatiron Building, New York City: 14 reviews and 16 photos

  The Flatiron Building
by pili

Favorite thing: Built into the narrow triangle where Fifth Avenue meets Broadway at the corner of 23rd Street, the Flatiron Building looks a lot like an iron (which explains how it got its name). Built by Daniel Burnham in 1902, the Flatiron is Manhattan's oldest skyscraper and one of its most dramatic, because of its rakish angle – 2 m - and because there's nothing crowding it on either side.
The building's existence has served to name the neighborhood around it--the Flatiron District, home to a bevy of smart restaurants and shops.-

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 27, 2003
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