Flatiron Building, New York City

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    At the corner of fifth and Broadway, at the twenty-third, this uniquely shaped building. Has more than a century and when it was built in 1902, it was the tallest building in New York. To see.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The architecture of this building is impressive, an environment delightful to walk in their surroundings, with subway stations nearby and places to eat.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Everyone has got to see it because it is one of those iconic NYC buildings, but there's not much else to say about it.  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    Great outdoor space. There are food vendors everywhere so grab some food and have a seat while people watching. What I love about this place is that its in the center of the street, so you can watch people everywhere. Great way to experience NYC
  • July 3, 2017
    What's not to love about this quirky, iconic landmark? It is beautiful and historic. Located directly across from Madison Square Park, and featuring tables and chairs outside it's angled walls, it's worth a visit. Bring your camera!
  • June 22, 2017
    Wow... its a living breathing Icon. Perhaps the subject of more photographs than the Statue of Liberty. Well, maybe not Lady Liberty. But those cameras keep on clicking. There is a pleasant little Park across the street, known as Madison Square Park. The Shake Shack located in the park is a good place to grab a quick burger and malt.
  • June 23, 2017
    The first sky scraper in New York... and well worth a look. Use the public space in front of the building get a sandwich from Eisenberg Sandwich and enjoy the view. Turn 180 degrees and enjoy the classic view of the Empire State Building... perfect morning in New York BTW the sandwich makes it!
  • June 9, 2017
    This place is iconic. It is one of the most photographed building in NYC. The location is perfect being so close to Madison Square Park. It's nice in the summer months to simply grab a seat and some gelato from little eately across the street! Enjoy the scenery and take in the sites at this iconic place. Easily accessible from union square, path trains, and pretty much all metro trains!

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