The Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building in Manhattan is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street.

The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle’s northern (uptown) peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named after the Fuller Construction Company, the “Fuller Building” quickly took on the Flatiron moniker, a nod to the building’s resemblance to an old-fashioned flat iron.

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