Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building in NYC is one of the most unique buildings around and is very much part of the heart of America. This picture was taken last year while I was sitting on the upper level of a Greylines tour bus on a tour of NYC architecture. It is a nice way to see much without all the walking. šŸ™‚

From Wikipedia:

2015-03-18_08-26-39The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street ā€“ the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. 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. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name “Flatiron” derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.

The building, which has been called “[o]ne of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers, and a quintessential symbol of New York City”

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