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Flatiron Building

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Address: 175 5th Ave, At 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010-7703
Phone Number: +1 212-477-0947
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This Daniel Burnham design got its moniker because, as you might guess, it...

This Daniel Burnham design got its moniker because, as you might guess, it resembles an iron.

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The name is funny, but it lives up to its name "Flat", among other big, huge & muscular building, this building is very flat & slim. Right opposite of Madison Square Park, NY.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The name is funny, but it lives up to its name "Flat", among other big, huge & muscular building, this building is very flat & slim. Right opposite of Madison Square Park, NY.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Flatiron is unique in NY. Until 1909 it was the tallest building in the world! It is a must see and best viewed from across the road on the traffic island. Do spend some time studying the detail and don't miss the statues peering down from on high. There are some fun hammocks opposite as well to try out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although it is just a building, I have to say this is definitely a special location for one to take a 'postcard' shot for memorial visit to NYC. If you passed by, morning and evening, the 'postcard' picture can really look different. Night time your camera must be of high quality to capture really nice shot of you.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is just a building, but quite a famous one and for us, touring from overseas, was great to say we saw it. It really is that narrow at the end...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved seeing this building in person as the architecture is stunning. Lovely viewing area just across the building.

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Henley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building has to be one of my favorite s in the city. I only wish it were accessible to the public. Its strange shape is a thing of beauty. Stand at the point and be amazed, stand at the rear and you would not recognise it as the flat iron. I gave it a hug, as I do with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting NYC and spent a day walking around the city to take in some of the iconic architecture. Flatiron was one of our favorites! Walking distance from the High Line as well. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is just a work of art, you have to go there and admire the architecture of it. Is best if you take the city bus and make a quick stop there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who enjoys history, I was excited to see this icon. It is every bit as beautiful as the pictures, and the location is great because you can walk to several great restaurants like eataly after taking pictures or enjoying the view.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic Manhattan building has a triangular shape, just like an old steel flatiron. It was designed to depict the movement and growth of the city from lower Downtown into Midtown Manhattan. It was considered to be a ground-breaking skyscraper, with a steel skeleton frame, and 22 stories, when it was completed in 1902. The Renaissance style exterior is amazing!... More 

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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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