Flatiron Building

New York, United States

The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is a triangular 22-story, 86.9 m high steel-framed landmarked building. 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'. 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.



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Founded: 1902
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United States


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O'Brien Miles-Rhodes (3 years ago)
I do love the flatiron building but you can barely recognize it now. it is wrapped in scaffolding on all sides now and has been under heavy renovation since around October 2019 and so if you do not know it, most likely you will not recognize it when you see it. In the beginning it was covered on one side by black netting. Now it is covered on all three of it's sides which is what makes the building famous. I love it but it is simply not there right now for the pleasure of the eye. Use your time and go downtown it should be completed in probably late 2022. the photo here is the walkway underneath the scaffolding that wraps around the triangular structure.
David Spence / דוד ספנס (3 years ago)
Awesome service at the old Sprint Mobile (now the new, Magenta T-Mobile store! They even retained the cream of the crop, super-knowledgeable, Sprint Mobile technicians there! It's the best T-Mobile store in all of Manhattan!!!
RAB (3 years ago)
I liked it. i thought its cool. Would i go out if my way to see this - no. But would i take a pic if its on my way... sure. Its a unique looking building.
William Keegan (4 years ago)
You can see the tribute lights
Shoamir Rustamov (4 years ago)
Have you watched lucy movie? It's from there
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