Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park, NYC

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Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park, NYC
Patti McConville / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: CCBW19
The distinctive triangular shape of the Flatiron Building, designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and built in 1902, allowed it to fill the wedge-shaped property located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The building was intended to serve as offices for the George A. Fuller Company, a major Chicago contracting firm. At 22 stories and 307 feet, the Flatiron was never the city's tallest building, but always one of its most dramatic-looking. Built around a skeleton of steel, the Flatiron Building is fronted with limestone and terra-cotta and designed in the Beaux-Arts style, featuring French and Italian Renaissance influences and other trends seen at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Shaped like a perfect right triangle, it measures only six feet across the narrow end.
Location: Flatiron District, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, NY, United States, US, USA, North America