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Flatiron Building, New York City

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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Erected in 1902, Flatiron Building takes its name from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothing iron and was built to fill a small wedge-shaped piece of land. Designed by Daniel Burnham, the building epitomizes the Chicago School design, which makes it distinct from the other skyscrapers in the area. Upon completion, the building was one of the tallest in the city, measuring 87 m (285 ft) in height. The building no longer carries that designation, however, it remains one of the city's iconic examples of architecture. With our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like Flatiron Building can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Can not go to new YORK and not see the flatiron! He has that charm initial of the era of skyscrapers! for that and many other reasons you can not fail to see it
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  • For me is the Flatiron Building the most beautiful buildings in the city. Everytime I'm here I must go over and take a few pictures. The form makes the building unique. When the Sun is well, succeed in really beautiful photos.
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  • We were walking from the south and it doesn't look any different that all the other ornate tall buildings.......until you see it from the north. How unique it is! We ate in the park across from it and...  read more »
  • The Flatiron building. Like a Flat Iron I guess. Located on Fifth Avenue, it is considered an icon of New York City and one of its most photographed building. It has a triangular shape that gives the impression of an iron silhouette. You may recognise this as the headquarters of the Daily Bugle. Just hanging out at the Flatiron district. If you can peel your eyes away from the Flatiron building, you’ll also find vantage points of the Empire State, play table tennis at the Madison Square Park or enjoy a fresh brew at one of the outdoor cafés in the area. At the crossroads between 5th Avenue and Broadway, the Flatiron Building should not be your only attraction in the area. The district is trendy, and you can sit outside at one of its many cafes or at the Madison Square Park and just people watch all day long. If you’re more creatively inclined, the area has plenty of stores catered for those who love artistic design as well as hip cafes and restaurants. When you’re done exploring, try Shake Shack just at the corner of Madison Square Park.
  • Iconic building of NYC. It is at its peak in morning and noon where the sun lights it. There are so many reasons to go there: the magnificence of the monument, the covenience at Madison Sq Park (free wifi, benchs), the Credit Suisse buildings right accross.
  • I'm not an architect. But it's a triangular building! One of the most famous and photographed sport in NYC. Make sure you have you picture taken here, your album to NY won't be complete without it.
  • Beautiful building... My favorite and I finally got to visit it in 2014 💙
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