Flatiron building

Flatiron Building is one of the most well known landmark in New York City. When I first visited New York City, I completely ignored it, or say I didn’t find it. Flatiron Building located between 23nd Street and 5th Avenue, it is easy to find when you walking along either Broadway or 5th Ave. There are many treasure store around Flatiron District such as Lego store and Eataly (the best marketplace of Italian food, recipes and gift).

When: Sunrise and sunset

Where: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Gear: Wide angle lens, telephoto lens, tripods

Crowd and busy traffic on rush hour street in Flatiron Building district during sunset in New York City United States

My Shooting Spot

New York City – OCT 18 2018: People and vehicles on the morning peak street around Flatiron Building during sunrise in New York City United States
New York City – JUL 12 2015: Architecture closeup of Flatiron Building in the afternoon in New York City United States
The Flatiron Building which has been called “one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City”, anchors the south end of Madison Square and the north end of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District. The neighborhood around it is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City.

Here are the facts you ought to know:

– designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham
– style: Beaux-Arts
– height: 307 ft (93 meters)
– floors: 21
– construction started in 1901
– completed in 1902 (in just about 1 year)

Summer 2015 Flatiron Building at Fifth Avenue and taxi cabs, New York USA

Though the Flatiron Building is often said to have gotten its famous name from its similarity to a certain household appliance, the triangular region contained by Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 22nd and 23rd Streets had in fact been known as the “Flat Iron” prior to the building’s construction. The brothers Samuel and Mott Newhouse, who made their fortune in the mines of the West, bought the property in 1899. At the time, efforts were being made to create a new business district in New York, north of the current hub of Wall Street. In 1901, the Newhouses joined a syndicate led by Harry S. Black, head of the George A. Fuller Company, and filed plans to build a 20-story building on the triangular plot.

New York City – JUL 12 2015: Architecture closeup of Flatiron Building in the afternoon in New York City United States
Summer 2015 Flatiron Building at Fifth Avenue and taxi cabs, New York USA

The Flatiron Building has been around since 1902, and has a very unique look amongst New York’s famous buildings. Before the Empire State Building took over, it was the Flatiron that was most synonymous with NYC.

New York City – OCT 18 2018: Architecture closeup of Flatiron Building in the afternoon in New York City United States
New York City – OCT 18 2018: Light reflection on architecture closeup of Flatiron Building in the afternoon in New York City United States

When the Flatiron Building first opened, female tenants were at a disadvantage, as the building’s designers had failed to include any ladies’ restrooms.

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