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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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  • Flatiron building has a unique weather system around it, mostly when windy and rainy. 23 skidoo refers to getting away quickly on 23rd Street between Broadway and Fifth Ave.  more »
  • One of those iconic buildings to tick off the list and you can say you've seen when it pops up on TV or in a film. A brief 10 minute detour and you can be in the shadow of this familiar looking buildi...  more »
  • Every time I visit NYC, I visit. It's not only a really nice building, but it's also everything going on around it. It's a busy place with shops and with spots to have a coffee/snack, etc. If you're v...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a stop to capture a picture of it. Very unique and picturesque building. Almost disappears.
  • Iconic and a must see. Hard to take a bad photo of it. Not as big as you think!
  • The building is sooo Big Apple. As the trucks around while eating. 5 stars for the building.
  • A very vibrant neighborhood with good food and beautiful landmarks. Try Shake Shack
  • 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.