One of the most unique examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in New York City, the Flatiron Building's triangular footprints fills the space where 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue and Broadway convene.
Designed by Chicago architect, Daniel Burham, like a classical Greek column, the glazed terracotta and limestone facade is separated into three distinct sections. One of the first buildings to utilise steel scaffolds, it was the tallest building in New York for a time upon its completion in 1902. Now home to commercial office space, access to the building is restricted, but you can still appreciate this architectural marvel from street level.
Gaining a place on the register of National Historic Places in 1989, the surrounding neighbourhood takes its name from building. The Flatiron District's was once home to the Ladies' Mile, a premier 19th century shopping district home to the original Tiffany's and Macy's and retains its elegance and energy as a destination for diners with its many restaurants. Cuisines and pricing run the gamut from burgers at the famous Shake Shack to Mario Batali's Eataly. Retailers have rediscovered the ornate facades of the Flatiron District with newly opened storefronts for Brooks Brothers, J. Crew and many other major name retailers.
If you are visiting the Flatiron Building, you may also want to consider a visit to the Empire State Building as it is only about a 12 minute walk to the north along 5th Avenue.
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Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings
175 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
The Critical J. Apr-03-2022
This is a beautiful piece of history that is named after the formation of the roads it sits on. With a great history of controversy it's great for any... Read More
Denise W. Apr-24-2022
The name of this building is called Flatiron and yes it does look like a Flat Iron. When I came, the building is under repair. You can still see the... Read More
Jeanette Y. Feb-07-2022
Unfortunately when we came here in December, you could hardly recognize the building because there was scaffolding around it. Seems like it's been up for at... Read More
Accommodations near Flatiron Building:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|4, 6, N, R, F, or M||23rd Street Station||2 minutes|
How to get to Flatiron Building by Subway
Take the 4, 6, N, R, F, or M train to 23rd Street and walk to Broadway (The N and R Lines exit the closest)
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