New York City : Flatiron Building


The Flatiron Building....one of my favourite Manhattan landmarks.
I remember standing in front of it on my first visit to New York City and marvelling at its shape, I'd never seen anything like it before.

Completed in 1902, it was at the time one of the tallest buildings in the city at 22 floors and was one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street.

Located on a triangular block between Broadway, Fifth Avenue & East 22nd Street, it anchors the south end of Madison Square.

Originally known as the Fuller Building, it became known as the Flatiron Building because of its resemblence to an old fashioned clothes iron.

It is currently an office building - the offices in what is known as the "point" being the most sought after as they look directly north towards the Empire State Building.
Viewed from above, the point is only 2 metres wide & has an acute angle of 25 degrees.

Plans are in hand to turn the building into a hotel - city planners have already given their agreement - although this may not be for another ten years or so.

What a fabulous place it would be to stay in!









I love this print currently on sale at Ikea.


2 comments:

  1. This was one of my must sees when we went to NYC and I was not disappointed.

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  2. I have always wanted to see the inside and look out a corner window! I'm so excited that it's going to be a hotel!

    Lydia N. <3
    www.annhuuscameo.com

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