Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street
New York

Flatiron Building was the tallest building in the city when it was built in 1902. It was designed on a triangular lot by Daniel Burnham and so this explains its unusual shape. The building was initially called the Fuller Building, however its name was changed to Flatiron because of it looked like an iron.

It has 21 floors and is considered the oldest skyscraper in Manhattan. It has a French and Italian renaissance design and it measures a mere 2m wide at its round tip.

New York Guide | Historical Buildings in New York 


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