I love extraordinary buildings..
Be ready… I am taking you to one of New York’s most iconic buildings…
This extraordinary building was completed in 1902 and it was considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. She was selected as New York’s icon in 1966. Flatiron was designed by Chicago architects Daniel Burnham and Frederick Dinkelberg. They are from Fuller which was Chicago’s most famous architectural office.. First name of the building was Fuller Building.. Later, the name became Flatiron, because her shape was like an iron.
The public felt trepidation and fear because of the thinness of the building and it was told that the building could topple over.
In addition, Flatiron wasn’t liked because of her quite extraordinary shape. Even the New York Times called ‘Monstrosity (Monster) for this building.
When the building was first opened there were no bathrooms for ladies. Later, the women’s bathroom was added to the building. So there was a sexist attitude in America on that period..
Flatiron is absolutely beautiful.. She is a quite elegant triangle.. Both classical and modern.. very iconic.
Flatiron is a modern building.. However, you can clearly see the sign of the Italian and French Renaissance on the details.
Hollywood loves Flatiron too.. She showed her elegant face on some Hollywood movies such as Spiderman, Armageddon and many more..
How to get to Flatiron Building?
The name of the region this building located in is Flatiron District, that is from 14th to 30th Streets, between 6th and Park Avenues.
If you want to go to the Flatiron Building, simply get off at 23 Streeet Metro station. You will be right between the building and the Madison Square Park.
Madison Square Park
There is one of New York’s most beaautiful parks opposite to Flatiron.. Madison Square Park. Visit here also..
We are leaving Flatiron District and excited for Rockefeller Center (Top of The Rock) and Empire State..