Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building, New York City: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Flatiron Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Flatiron Building
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This Daniel Burnham design got its moniker because, as you might guess, it resembles an iron.
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Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
How to get there
  • 23rd St • 1 min walk
  • 23rd St • 5 min walk
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI673 contributions
If You Like Scaffolding…
Sep 2021
…you’ll love New York! The Flatiron Building is a perfect microcosm of New York. Scaffolding is the creeping charlie of the lush green lawn that once was New York. Instead of marveling at the endless supply of architectural expression, one must now settle for being impressed with how storefront owners have found clever ways to use the now-permanent scaffolding to their best advantage.
Written November 16, 2021
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🌍FamilyTravels🛫
Colchester, UK1,283 contributions
Don’t go out of your way.
Sep 2021 • Family
Not really much to see but if your into your funky buildings / architecture then so and see it if your nearby. Don’t go out of your way unless it’s really your thing. But it is another icon building of New York and not your typical skyscraper.
Written September 23, 2021
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FDinger
Florida1,005 contributions
Iconic Building
Jul 2021 • Family
As a civil engineer I was keen to see the iconic Flatiron Building in person, so I made a quick stop on my subway journey uptown. It was clad in scaffolding but still a cool site for me.
Written August 14, 2021
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roj1281
Houston, TX377 contributions
Another great building in NYC
Jul 2021
Not much to do here but if you are into architecture and cool buildings you will enjoy it. Its an iconic building that is in a triangle or flatiron shape. Take a few minutes for some pictures and to walk around it.
Written August 11, 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Flat Iron
Jul 2020
The flat-iron building was born long before Empire State and all other famous buildings even existed. In a city known for skyscrapers, its quite a unique design. What it lacks in height, it makes up big times in other areas. All tall buildings in NY are very easy to overlook even you're standing right in front of them but this one you can't miss because of its folded iron board shape. It has also proven to be very stable and aerodynamic despite its thin folded sandwich shape.
Written January 18, 2021
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CasaHoffa
Huatulco, Mexico10,693 contributions
We never cease to marvel at the decorative facades
Oct 2020
This beautiful structure was the tallest building in the world for a brief time period. It was among the architectural "tests" to determine if internal steel skeletons could support (in practice) "high rise" buildings. It is not far from our Greenwich Village neighborhood and we never cease to marvel at its decorative facades when we pass by on our way to Madison Square Park.
Written October 28, 2020
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Janet C
Stockport, UK1,966 contributions
Another Iconic Building
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Flatiron Building is another iconic building of New York at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Another great building that encourages you to get out your camera and snap away
Written August 15, 2020
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Lane the English traveller
Huddersfield, UK566 contributions
Flatiron
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is worth seeing if you are in the area. A well known historical building. I wouldn't prioritise it over most other famous buildings in New York but that is my opinion.
Written May 22, 2020
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Christy
London, UK120 contributions
Flatiron
Sep 2019 • Couples
What a stunning piece of architecture! Amazing to view it in the flesh after seeing it in so many movies. It's located right outside a Hop On Hop Off bus stop, which is ideal to jump off and learn about it's history, plus take a few well angled photographs.
Written April 1, 2020
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,062 contributions
Iconic
Mar 2020 • Couples
During our stay in NY we passed by the flatiron lots of time, and every single time I had to look up to admire.
I have just read the story of the building, and clearly the architecture behind it is very impressive, considering it was built more than a hundred years ago, but also seeing how its value increased from 2M to 190M was impressive, that's why if I owned a building I would try not to sell it, if not after a long time.
Anyhow, its triangular shape is very peculiar, iconic, and I have read this was one of the few skyscrapers back in the days, so I can only imagine how many people over the years have looked at it and marveled as I have.
Overall a lovely landmark! If you have time grab a drink or some food, sit at either the park or the several tables in front of it and be a real new Yorker for some time, it's definitely an experience you will remember
Written March 18, 2020
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