When the building was completed in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in New York (285 feet). Sometimes it is mentioned that it was the tallest in New York. Either way, it surely was and is a landmark of the city.
Originally named Fuller Building, after the founder of the Fuller Company (that constructed the building), it soon adapted to be named after its geometry, a triangle.
It was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, and a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
Architecture & Art
The Flatiron building was designed by Daniel Burnham, an architect from Chicago.
The 22-stories tall building is of renaissance revival style.
It was one of the first building with a steel-skeleton which is also sometimes pointed out as the start of the skyscrapers era. The angle at the pointed end of the building is 25deg.
Fun & Interesting
In the earlier days, this place was often visited by men because of a certain 'wind' phenomena. Due to the shape of the building, the current of the wind tended to lift the skirts of women.
Type of activities
Wheelchair AccessiblePopular / TouristicFor Solo TravelersFor CouplesFor Families