The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is a triangular 22-story, 285-foot-tall (86.9 m) steel-framed landmarked building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the eponymous Flatiron District neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Dinkelberg, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city upon its 1902 completion, at 20 floors high, and one of only two "skyscrapers" north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd Street – where the building's 87-foot (27 m) back end is located – with East 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.
The building, which has been called "one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City", anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. The neighborhood around it is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City. The Flatiron Building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
Richie Rich | Jun 12, 2018
Iconic NYC building, an absolute jewel in the crown that is Manhattan. A landmark 22 story building that started the skyscraper explosion. Featured in a myriad of films and television ads. If you admire beautiful architecture, this building would be a great place to start your tour of some of the most amazing designs found in the City. With easy mass transit options, a park nearby, plenty of stores, restaurants, and the vibrant streets, your sure to enjoy the area.
Paul Price | Jun 21, 2018
The iconic flatiron building so named due to its shape. lovely surrounding area with the Madison gardens and lots of areas to sit casually and take it all in. The intersection a tops subway stop so location is easy to access. Grey overview of the building shape is available from top of Empire State Building. Safe area, lots of food and amenities close bu
Jon Goetz | Apr 16, 2018
Pretty cool. Just like in all the movies and commercials. There is a nice park across the street for a quick rest and snack. There are usually lots of dogs being walked, which is entertaining for dog lovers like me. Take a photo, but be careful about getting too far into traffic. Be safe.
Debisree Ray | May 18, 2018
This is another piece of gem in terms of architecture. Looks good, however not that glamorous as it’s appeared in movies / commercial. The area is pretty hip and happening with a lot of restaurants and shops. Good for hanging out with cool Friends
Keith Magill | May 12, 2018
An amazing quirky shaped building. The offices at the narrow end are at a premium to occupy! You are allowed to use a full sized tripod in the centre pedestrian island as long as it's not getting in anyone's way. Try and take your photos early in the morning or later in the afternoon to get the building lit on one side only to add a bit more interest.
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