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
My Shooting Spot
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)
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.
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.
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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