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Address: 175 5th Ave, At 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010-7703
Phone Number: 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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Great building in a fun neighborhood. We walked to it down 5th Avenue from midtown. Great photo opportunities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great building in a fun neighborhood. We walked to it down 5th Avenue from midtown. Great photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not go inside the building but drove past on a tour bus - it is a cool landmark of NYC that everyone should see!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Flatiron Building is known as the symbol of NYC. It has an interesting history, the property was purchased in 1890 and construction was complete in 1902. The building got it's name from the triangular shape which people thought resembled an iron and of course had to be specifically designed to fit the property's triangular shape. The building is 20... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great iconic spot for photos and a good stopping point for eat alt, a MAC store and the Lego shop. Spaces for photos and a good spot for the Manhattan henge.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great looking building, and iconic neighborhood site other than that just a couple of stores at ground level (Sprint,Origins)

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Kelso, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My guess most people who don't know the name of this building say something like, "Oh yeah, that building!", when they see a picture of it. The Flatiron Building is probably my favorite building in the city when it comes to the shape. I was sorry to see that the front corner/tip of the building is commercialized, once I got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Flatiron Building, that's right it ranks with them. This is also an architectural masterpiece. It may not be as tall, but it makes up for it in personality. It's unique triangular shape uses all the available space at the unusual street intersection. I wonder what it would be like to look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular building surrounded by a park. It just looks incredible and is definitely something you need to see while visiting NYC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked down from the Empire State Building for a look at this building. It just looks incredible - and right next to it is the lovely Madison square park. Definitely worth a visit on a hot summer day with a cafe and plenty of seating. Really nice place at the bottom of Broadway to soak up the sun and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Flatiron Building is well over 100 years old. The name derives from its resemblance to a flatiron. Flatirons were used for pressing clothes in the days before electric clothes' irons came along. The Flatiron Building is now an historic monument. The Flatiron Building is one other of those structures that shout "this is New York!"

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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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