The Flatiron Building NYC
Located in 175th Avenue, Manhattan Bourough, New York City! This triangular 22-story steel framed building completed in June, 1902 is now one of the worlds most groundbreaking skyscrapers and one of the most iconic in the world!
Originally named 'The Fuller Building' after one of its architects, George A. Fuller, it later got its name 'The Flatiron Building' from New York City Locals, due io its shape and resemblance to a cast iron for clothes and it stuck ever since!
Construction of the building was quite fast, with one floor of the building completed every week after the foundation was layed. All in all, construction took 4 months to fully complete once the steel frame was finished.
Fast forward today, The Flatiron Buiding is New York City's oldest and most unique buildings!
Along with George A. Fuller also known as "The Father of The Skyscrapper," the building was also due to the work of fellow architects D. H. Burnham & Co and Frederick Dinkelberg. They used the Renaissance Revival architectural style for the building.
After its completion, critics disliked the building, calling it unfit to be in the centre of the city. The general public however, loved it and The Flatiron Building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966 and a national historic landmark in 1989! It is now a classic symbol of New York City.
FUN FACT: The Flatiron Building is a part of Pop Culture and has been featured in American TV show 'FRIENDS,' American movie 'Godzilla' (1998) and The 'Spider Man' Movies.
The Flatiron Building is now a popular tourist spot for photographs and is among the most photographed buildings in the world! Now, it serves as a functioning office building and serves as the headquarters for Macmilan, St. Martins Press, Henry Holt & Company and also features regular art exhibitions in the Prow Art Space at the bottom area of the building.