Flatiron Building

An angular icon

Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building

The Flatiron building at 175 5th Avenue in Manhattan is considered to be one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and upon it’s completion in 1902, was one of the tallest buildings in the city.

The building sits on a triangular lot formed by 5th Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd Street. It derives its name from the wedge-shaped appearance resembling a cast-iron to iron clothes with.

It was originally known as the Fuller Building, named after the general contractor who constructed it. It was designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and has a distinctive Beaux-Arts style.

Today it’s a popular spot for tourist photographs and is possibly one of the most photographed buildings in the world. It’s home to Macmillan publishers.

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