Flatiron Building
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.
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  • 23rd St • 1 min walk
  • 23rd St • 5 min walk
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  • TheCityBreakers
    184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building
    A very special and iconic building in Manhattan, which never fails to impressed. We stayed nearby on this visit and it was a joy to see the warm stone of this beautiful building everyday. Actually looks better at night at the moment as there is some netting and scaffolding which is less visible at night.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,768 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scaffold Clad
    I was visiting New York City in October 2023 and the Flat Iron Building was one of the places I wanted to check out whilst I was in the area. Sadly when I got there I discovered that it is under renovation and it was completely covered in scaffolding. I could still make out parts of the building and its striking shape but I could not get any good pictures which I was a little disappointed about. It is in a nice area with a park nearby with plenty of places to sit and admire the passing activity and the architecture. Hopefully soon it will be back to its former glory.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 9, 2023
  • kfsvc78
    Springfield, Illinois113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s ok.
    One of New York icon building. Mostly walk around the neighborhood. Flatiron district I was here when it was a bit cold. Looks like place is hopping during spring-fall. It’s ok another budget friendly sight seeing place to go.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 1, 2024
  • Hgtravl
    Marlton, New Jersey1,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic
    Beautiful & historic district in NYC! The Flatiron building is really amazing to see in person. As of Feb 2024 there appears to be work on the building with scaffolding on the sides. Still a beautiful view as well as many other iconic historical buildings all within a couple blocks to check out!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2024
  • RazzyBthefirst
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom1,471 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice area, great building
    Never really taken a good luck at this incredible building before. There's a small park at the thin end of the iron and we sat there in admiration. We got talking with a big guy smoking a cigar who used to be a guide and he pointed out all the famous people's 'houses' in the area. I won't specify but one was the second richest man in the world. Nice area to stroll around.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • DAROHATH
    Cairns, Australia655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic building, but be aware, it’s currently covered in scaffold
    It’s an iconic building and one that I wanted to see in the city. It’s still worth it, just be aware it’s currently covered in scaffold. The small park at the narrow end has a nice aspect and is a great spot for people watching. Dog watching too, as it has a couple of fenced off leash dog areas.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 8, 2024
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Ray
Staines, UK786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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natters14
Portsmouth, UK2,549 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
This was my 8th visit to New York City - my last was 19 years ago - and the Flatiron has always been a favourite of mine so I was so excited to see it again.

During the evening, I actually walked past it as it’s shrouded in scaffolding so was almost unrecognisable! During the day - and on a beautifully sunny, crisp wintry day, I sat on a park bench and admired it (obviously still sadly under scaffolding!)

Well worth a visit to admire the iconic structure and as it’s in a great and convenient location.
Written April 10, 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was visiting New York City in October 2023 and the Flat Iron Building was one of the places I wanted to check out whilst I was in the area.

Sadly when I got there I discovered that it is under renovation and it was completely covered in scaffolding. I could still make out parts of the building and its striking shape but I could not get any good pictures which I was a little disappointed about.

It is in a nice area with a park nearby with plenty of places to sit and admire the passing activity and the architecture.

Hopefully soon it will be back to its former glory.
Written December 9, 2023
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TheCityBreakers
Lancashire184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
A very special and iconic building in Manhattan, which never fails to impressed. We stayed nearby on this visit and it was a joy to see the warm stone of this beautiful building everyday. Actually looks better at night at the moment as there is some netting and scaffolding which is less visible at night.
Written September 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hgtravl
Marlton, NJ1,714 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful & historic district in NYC! The Flatiron building is really amazing to see in person. As of Feb 2024 there appears to be work on the building with scaffolding on the sides. Still a beautiful view as well as many other iconic historical buildings all within a couple blocks to check out!
Written March 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

The Trusty Trip Gal!
England, UK129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This was one of New York’s landmarks I was quite excited about seeing in real life.

I was walking down the street and was actually looking around for it until I double checked my maps and I looked up and half of it was covered in scaffolding and netting! I know it can’t be helped but I was very disappointed.

I actually didn’t think it looked as bold and impressive as it does in the movies or on photographs. It seemed more dull in real life.

Would love to see it without scaffolding on.
Written October 17, 2023
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Scott L
St. John's, Canada337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is an interesting stop. If you are into cultural icons, then this is a must stop. I did Dakota, Friends, Marilyn Monroe stops and this was one of mine. But, if you do not find stopping at some landmark sites interesting, then this is not for you. I have seen this building more times than I care to count in tv and movie, so I knew I had to stop here and check it out and take a couple pics. If you are more content to just seeing it on the television, then this is probably not for you. But, because I enjoy historical and cultural places, I knew I was making this short walk south of Times Square. Awesome spot and lots of places to take pictures. Really cool. Really enjoyed it.
Written January 1, 2020
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DAROHATH
Cairns, Australia655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It’s an iconic building and one that I wanted to see in the city. It’s still worth it, just be aware it’s currently covered in scaffold. The small park at the narrow end has a nice aspect and is a great spot for people watching. Dog watching too, as it has a couple of fenced off leash dog areas.
Written April 8, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RazzyBthefirst
Macclesfield, UK1,471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Never really taken a good luck at this incredible building before. There's a small park at the thin end of the iron and we sat there in admiration. We got talking with a big guy smoking a cigar who used to be a guide and he pointed out all the famous people's 'houses' in the area. I won't specify but one was the second richest man in the world. Nice area to stroll around.
Written March 19, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SuperTed19
Madison, WI764 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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